COBB Tuning cracks GT-R’s speed limiter

2009 Nissan GT-R
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Shortly after Nissan assured everyone that the GT-R’s speed limiter is uncrackable here comes the US-based COBB tuning to defy the automaker and to demonstrate that everything can be tracked. Even if it is a very sophisticated and difficult encryption on the ECU, the American tuning company has cracked the speed limiter and they are already working on some other modifications including the fuel-mapping and boost pressure controls.

The Nissan GT-R is limited to 180km/h except the situation when the car detects you at a race track. But after COBB cracked the speed limiter the company started undertaking in-house testing and confirmed that they are confident that everything will be well prepared by the time North American spec cars arrive and also well practiced in the art of tuning the GT- R’ s ECU. With the speed limiter removed the GT-R can achieve a claimed 193 mph.

For those who believed that customizing the GT-R was the only objective of this company, it looks like COBB has a number of modified ECUs also for Nissan’s 350Z and Infiniti’s G37. The offer for the cars also includes high-flow intake and exhaust systems, customized suspension kits as well as carbon-fiber accessories.

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AK47  (1024) posted on 04.19.2008

The ZR1, I believe delivers 620+hp doing the 0to60 in 3.5 weighing less than 1.5 tonnes. The GT-R does the 0to60 in 3.5 with a weight of over 1.7 tonnes although a dozen sources have reported 3.3. If you know anything about cars I don’t have to tell you what a kilo’s difference means to a race car. But hey, Iam not complaining, with a smaller engine(473hp) and more weight, the GT-R still kicks A*s.

And in how many races can you actually reach the top speed?

Please don’t compare your pregnant (supercharged)V8s to a tecnological work of art like the GT-R. You’ll just embaress yourselves.

AK47  (1024) posted on 04.19.2008

Maybe because the GT-R lapped the Nurburgring track faster than the Bugatti Veyron and that was in conditions that weren’t even ideal.Question-how many of you can actually do a 180km/h on the streets before you get your a*s pulled over by the police. The GT-R has a speedometer reading 340, the Japanese aren’t stupid and as 2nr guy said a few tweaks will have it doing 200m/h. The Z06 is a great car, no pun intended, but the GT-R beat the Z06 and the Porche 911 turbo in several tests(source: EVO, Edmunds).

LS7BOYZ  (16) posted on 04.10.2008

how is car apost to be faster than the Corvette Z06 and it cant even keep with an Audi R8 in top speed. It shouldn’t really try to take the Zr-1 or the GT500 -KR

LS7BOYZ  (43) posted on 04.9.2008

It should be able to do over 200 mph easy after a few minor tweeks

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