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
That's not on the agenda. We're rendezvousing with the Bentley in Snowdonia, and though the journey north is never anything less than raucous and the ride quality remains teeth-shatteringly grim, this is still a GT-R. Which means that it warps forward with sci-fi intensity when you bury the throttle in any gear, redefining the word ‘boost' as it goes. In fact, it even has an ‘overboost' function, which serves up an extra 14lb ft of torque in the mid-range, torque being a commodity the regular GT-R isn't exactly deficient in. The button that triggers it doubles as the cruise control, which is a bit odd but still, overboost. This car has a button for overboost. I try it on the M6, and then don't bother again. The GT-R has enough boost as it is. Plod are also unlikely to wear overboost as an excuse. ‘Honestly officer, my thumb just slipped...'