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
But never mind that, it's the sheer force and the dramatically undramatic way the Bentley gathers momentum between 60mph and its terminal velocity that makes your eyes pop. There's 590lb ft of torque from just 1,700rpm, and unleashing all that energy makes the SS rumble and snort in a way that's elemental. The W12 engine sounds more like a satanic mill on prole-bashing overtime than a conventional power unit. The Bentley also handles astonishingly well, thanks to a torque-sensing diff that keeps things more rear-drive biased, and adaptive damping that gives the car a more athletic repertoire than before. With its huge front tyres, the Conti SS somehow overcomes the colossal weight of its 6.0-litre engine to deliver the sort of pointiness and turn-in you get in smaller, lighter cars. Here's the thing: it might only have shed 110kg but it behaves like it's lost 1,000.