Andrew English of the Daily Telegraph is the latest journalist to have taken the car for a spin. And after a drive round Bedford Autodrome he says that in his view it ‘reigns supreme’.
Most of us know by now that Juke-R is basically the love child of a Juke / GT-R one-night stand.
As Nissan Insider editor James Baggott observed recently, ‘Under the matt black Juke bodywork is the running gear and engine from the GT-R.
‘The 3.8-litre, 485bhp twin turbo charged engine has been squeezed into the Juke’s bodywork, the four-wheel drive carried across and it’s got the performance to match. Foot to the floor and 60mph arrives in around three seconds.’
English adds in his piece for the Telegraph: ‘Start her up and the engine growls and booms. The transmission drags and groans as you get under way, though it’s surprisingly docile at low speeds, with a modicum of ride comfort.
‘Speed up (and that’s not difficult) and those Dunlops rumble with surface changes and jolt at the smallest bumps. The brief was fast and comfortable, but only up to a point. And boy, is it fast.’
Read his review and check out the accompanying pics and video here.