Speculation was rife that Nissan was going to move in that direction, but now, apparently, a "high-ranking Nissan executive" has confirmed the decision.
According to Inside Line, three contacts at Nissan were pestered until one of them finally broke the news:
"It's gone," he said when asked if launch control would return in 2010. "We just don't want to deal with the warranty nightmare anymore. It'll make the 2009 GT-R really special. It'll be the only R35 with launch control."
So, although it will hurt the 0-100km/h times, do you think this is good news, or bad news? Would you have used LC anyway?