Nissan GT-R Spec V vs Conti SS
Already weighty performers, now the honed Spec V and SS versions are about to throw stones at each other
Posted: 26 Oct 2010
May as well give you the key numbers right upfront: the Bentley Continental Supersports is 110kg lighter than the titanically heavy near-2.4-tonne regular Conti GT, while the GT-R Spec V manages to shave an even more marginal 60kg off its existing 1,740kg weight.
Wrapped in über-exclusivity and available in minuscule numbers, the Conti SS and Spec V both advance the theory that, even in these difficult times, car manufacturers still know how to rinse money out of their most obliging customers. Given that the Bentley costs £163,000 and the Nissan an eye-watering £124,950, you're paying a whole lot more for less. But forget the economics: does the money matter if they deliver on the road?