After the sales success of the new Qashqai and Juke models, Nissan is now creating the Juke-R the first ever super crossover
After the sales success of the new Qashqai and Juke models, Nissan is now creating the Juke-R the first ever super crossover. Currently under development the bold design of the Juke is clear to see. However, with the addition of flared wheel arches, revised front and rear bumpers plus a unique split rear wing, this is no standard crossover, it is a Juke that thinks it's a GT-R. However, the car is not for production and is a one-off, road legal concept car, developed by Nissan and built by leading motorsports outfit RML with input from Nissan Technology Centre for Europe (NTC-E).
Under the bonnet is a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine adopted directly from 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 has the Juke dashboard which is transformed to accommodate gauges, dials and 7 inch customisable LCD display from the GT-R. 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. The Nissan Juke-R Super Crossover is still in development and first tests are due to completed in November.