Official: 520-hp Nissan Juke-R is no joke (w/ Video)

Just before the end of September, we brought you news of what became know as the the Super Juke – a Nissan Juke powered by the engine from the Nissan GT-R. It is now time to officially meet the fastest, most exciting crossover in the world – the Nissan Juke-R.

Developed for Nissan by RML with input from Nissan Technical Centre for Europe (NTC-E), the Nissan Juke-R is a one-off, road legal concept car that is not for production.

“Juke lends itself perfectly to a sports derivative and Juke-R explores that territory,” said Paul Willcox, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Nissan in Europe. “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.”

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Power for the Nissan Juke-R comes from the GT-R’s 3.8 liter twin-turbo V6 making 520-hp. Under the floor is 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 inside of the Nissan Juke-R features new gauges, dials and a 7-inch customisable LCD display from the GT-R. The Juke’s stylish center console, inspired by the fuel tank of a motorcycle, stays. Other than that there are twin race-seats with five-point harnesses and a visible roll cage that gives FIA safety standards.

– By: Omar Rana