Last week we revealed that Nissan was working on a performance Juke but now it has released the full details!
Called the Juke-R it’s Nissan’s first ever super crossover and combines the look of the much-loved Juke with the power of the GT-R supercar.
It’s been developed in conjunction with RML – the motorsport outfit renowned for Nissan’s Le Mans exploits in the the early 1990s and who were responsible for the Nissan Primera lifting the British Touring Car Championship in 1999.
Boasting flared wheel arches, new front and rear bumpers plus a unique rear spoiler, the Juke-R is like no ‘normal’ Juke currently in Nissan showrooms. Underneath lies the GT-R’s potent 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6, six-speed transaxle, and a modified four-wheel-drive driveline. 20-inch RAYS alloys complete the mad look.
Inside the Juke’s motorcycle-inspired fuel tank remains but two racing bucket seats, a roll-cage, and an LED display with auxiliary gauges have been added to give a track-like driving experience.
‘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’.
But it’s strictly a one off, says Nissan. Two will be made – one left hand drive and the other in right hand drive.