Created in the UK, Juke-R has been developed by Nissan and built by leading motorsports outfit RML with advice from Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTC-E). Over a 22-week period two models have been created – one right-hand drive and one left-hand drive – with extensive performance testing now completing the final stage of the development project.
The Juke-R's 485bhp 3.8-litre V6 twin turbo engine enables the car to hit 0-62mph in a mere 3.7 seconds, before continuing on to a top speed of 160mph. Testing has proved that Juke-R also enjoys supercar handling, thanks to use of the Nissan GT-R’s suspension and drivetrain as well as an FIA-specification roll cage and unique split rear wing. In a straight line, the GT-R’s more aerodynamic shape ensures that its top speed is higher despite the same power plant being used in each. GT-R also remains lighter than Juke-R due to the roll cage and extra chassis reinforcement that has been required to place the supercar’s components into a Juke body.
Juke-R’s physical dimensions obviously resemble Juke more than GT-R. The car is the same length (4135mm), height (1575mm) and has the same wheelbase (2530mm) as the normal Juke, while the width has increased from 1765mm to 1910mm, with flared wheel arches surrounding 20-inch RAYS forged alloy wheels.
Inside, the driver and passenger sit in OMP race seats and have all the controls from the GT-R. Included in this is the 7-inch touch screen monitor on which a host of information can be observed about the car. Keep an eye out for the next video, as this will be when the Juke-R hits the road.