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
For a start, how good does this thing look? Blinged up Bentleys are all over the place, and they're mostly horrible. The SS dials up the menace by deleting the jewellery. White paint over anthracite wheels and black trim really works, and the SS's wider rear track and reworked front end takes the excess visual weight out of the car. Inside, the transformation is even tastier. There are lean-looking carbon seats with quilted inserts, the steering wheel's ugly to look at but feels terrific thanks to a suede rim, and there's no wood. Like the Spec V, the rear seats have been junked. The fearsome-looking chassis brace across the rear compartment points to some serious structural reinforcing. They're clearly not messing about here.