Would you like to see a ‘seriously sporty’ Nissan besides the GTR and 370Z? If your answer was a high-pitched ‘yes’, then you should tell Nissan immediately. Tell Nissan right now, because what you see here in this article is the most powerful Juke ever built.
The Nissan Juke-R is currently under development, features bolder wheels arches, revised front and rear bumpers and a unique split rear wing. The car is a one off road legal concept car being built by RML with input from Nissan Technology Centre for Europe (NTC-E) and is not for production.
The Juke-R is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine directly from the Nissan GT-R. The GT-R’s six-speed transaxle is inherited, with front and rear ends joined by a modified GT-R 4WD driveline and prop shaft. A set of 20 inch RAYS forged alloy wheels will be fitted to the car.
The interior of the Juke-R features a modified dashboard from the standard Juke. This includes gauges, dials and 7-inch LCD display from the Nissan GT-R. The two race-seats feature five point harnesses and a roll cage feature adding FIA safety standards and enhanced rigidity.
“Nissan Juke is one of the most exciting cars on the market today. Its bold crossover design has captured the imagination of car buyers all over Europe; after just a year on sale we are celebrating sales of more than 100,000 units,” said Paul Willcox, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Nissan in Europe.
“Juke lends itself perfectly to a sports derivative and Juke-R explores that territory. Equally at home on road and track, Juke-R showcases two of the most exciting cars in our range and highlights the technical innovation that drives Nissan. This car will more than live up to the dynamic driving experience we engineer into all our cars.”
Photo Gallery: Nissan Juke-R