GPS system in the Nissan GT-R can recognize race tracks, raises top speed

It's no secret that Nissan's GT-R is a technological tour de force -- its center-mounted LCD screen can display pretty much anything from lap times to g's pulled -- but an interesting tidbit about the car's on board computer has come to light. In Japan, the car's GPS system can detect when the car has entered a race track and removes the electronically controlled top speed limiter. On public roads, the JDM GT-R is limited to a top speed of 111 mph.

However, the U.S.-spec GT-R will not have such integration with its GPS system. Instead, Nissan will increase the GT-R's top speed to 156 mph for the U.S. market.

No word if the illegally imported GT-Rs from Japan will recognize circuits in Europe.