• Feb 17, 2010
GT-R vs. Continental Supersports – Click above to watch video after the jump

Motor Trend's infatuation with the Nissan GT-R (who can blame 'em?) continues, this team manifesting itself in a quarter-mile shoot out comparison between Godzilla and the Bentley Continental Supersports. Sound like a strange pairing? Well it is and it isn't. Though the Bentley does weigh over 1,000 lbs more than the Nissan (4,993 lb vs 3,885 lb), its twin-turbo W12 engine puts out a lot more horsepower (621 vs 485). Combine those two stats and you get the same power-to-weight ratio of 8 lb/hp for both vehicles. At that point, it's up to traction, transmissions and the god given nature of each engine to claim a winner. We won't spoil it for you, though. Check out the vid in full after the jump.

[Source: Motor Trend]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Ikrap is for losers and posers and so is krapy r
      • 4 Years Ago
      uhhh ya. Money can clearly buy you a better looking vehicle. screw the GTR.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm more impressed by the Continental SS than the GTR in that video. I thought it was going to be a slaughter fest, but 12.1 seconds from a 5000+ pound coupe is crazy.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, but what impresses me is that the CSS has all the comforts of a 5000 pound luxury car, but is still quite fast. It also handles fairly well from what I understand(no GT-R obviously) so there is some engineering there too.
        • 4 Years Ago
        As much as I love the Conti SS, I thought it sounded very ordinary against cars like the Aston DBS...
        • 4 Years Ago
        akboss302
        Thank you for that comment.

        Bentley is not about refinement, it's about brutal force with VW sophistication in the straight lines.

        I'd like to see same cars on a racing circuit... Bentley has cornering abilities on part with Westminster cathedral and if someone argues that it wasn't built for racing then GT-R certainly wasn't built for drag racing.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Akaboss: Nissan is making BIG losses with every GT-R they sell for it'd price. Some engineering experts consider the production and development costs to be twice as high.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Another boring video from MotorTrend. Hey MT! At least make it exciting, ever seen Top Gear? They can even make a Prius exciting...now that IS impressive.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd like to point out that 8 lb/hp is a weight-to-power ratio. The power-to-weight ratio is 0.125 hp/lb.
        • 4 Years Ago
        yeah but using inverse power to weight ratio makes it easier since it spreads out the number more instead of having tiny decimal numbers.

        it's frequent thing to say power-to-weight ratio but display the inverse lol.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Another useless comparison from a publication that is quickly proving worthless as well...the dude in the video is a prime douche as well.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They should have thrown in a ZR1 as well.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll take the new 911 Turbo ... thank you very much
      • 4 Years Ago
      who won?
      ...I dont know WHY every assh*le try to compare it to another car on a drag race if the GTR its made for curves??? every body knows that why do not comapre whit a mustang or a C6...or McLaren F1
      • 4 Years Ago
      BORING!
      • 4 Years Ago
      anyone who believes the GT-R has 485 horsepower in in la-la-land. The power is well into the 500s.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Odd that two cars with equal power-to-weight ratio, accelerate so differently. Go GT-R!
      Of course, I wouldn't want either one. My money would buy a ZR1.
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