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
Slide the gear lever into ‘D', which it does with a degree of well-engineered truculence. The rear transaxle clunks. The first few miles are similarly clunky. This car feels awful at low speed, snuffles out every imperfection in the road, and tramlines worse than anything I've driven since the previous-gen Porsche 911 GT2, which was positively allergic to straight lines. The suspension runs bespoke Bilstein dampers at a fixed rather than variable rate, and from what I can tell there's not a whole of lot of damping actually going on. Basically, the Spec V is screaming ‘get me to a circuit, now!'