Enter the super crossover!

The Juke-R is a mix of Nissan’s Juke and the GT-R.

WHAT happens if you cross a Nissan GT-R with a Nissan Juke?
You get the fastest, most adrenaline-pumping compact crossover vehicle ever!
Nissan has been very successful in creating a new sector in the car market – the crossover vehicle — as witnessed by sales of the Qashqai and Juke. Now it’s gone a step further and created the Juke-R, a “super crossover” car.
But before you get carried away by the striking design of the Juke-R the car is unlikely to go into production.
The addition of flared wheel arches, revised front and rear bumpers plus a unique split rear wing, this is a Juke that thinks it’s a GT-R — and with good reason. The road legal concept car has been developed by Nissan and built by leading motorsports outfit RML with input from Nissan Technology Centre for Europe (NTC-E).
Lift the bonnet and you’ll find a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine straight out of Nissan’s flagship supercar. Under the boot floor hides the GT-R’s six-speed transaxle, with the front and rear ends joined by a modified GT-R 4WD driveline and prop shaft, while chunky 20-inch RAYS forged alloy rims fill each wheel arch.
The interior merges crossover and supercar with finesse, as the Juke’s dashboard has been transformed to accommodate the gauges, dials and 7-inch customisable LCD display from the GT-R. The Juke’s iconic centre console, inspired by the fuel tank of a motorcycle, remains while the rest of the interior has the look of a machine bred for the track. Twin race-seats with five-point harnesses sit inside a visible roll cage that gives FIA safety standards as well as enhanced rigidity to provide the ultimate performance.
“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.”
For full details on Juke-R and to follow the car’s development, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/NissanJukeOfficial
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