PPG upgrades Nissan GT-R’s transmission
Godzilla seems to have one fatal flaw, the gearbox. It’s not that Nissan made a bad product with the GT-R’s transmission, but to get the most from the car, owners have fried more transmissions than if Colonel Sanders was in the car business. It got so bad that Nissan decided to rectify this by dropping its launch control system.
Pfitzner Performance Gearboxes (PPG) from Australia thinks it has a new answer to this problem. PPG has created an alternate first gear, which it claims is a much broader gear that reduces wear on gear teeth and boosts power. We don’t have any first hand knowledge of how much it helps, but we do know a GT-R without a first gear is not much of a GT-R at all.