Nissan has revealed pictures of the latest in a long line of go-faster models with the Juke-R, a variant of the Juke small crossover car creating the first ever Super crossover. The vehicle is a mashup of the Juke and the GT-R. Although Nissan is building two road-going versions of the Juke-R (one left and one right-hand drive) to be finished in November, it will be “a one-off, road-legal concept car”. So far, there is no production plan and no plans to sell it to the public. Rather, it is being built purely for promotional purposes.
Under the hood, the Juke-R will be powered by a version of the GT-R’s 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 that sends 480 horsepower through the GT-R’s six-speed gearbox as well as its four-wheel drive train and six speed transaxle. Although no official figures have been released, the GT-R manages 196mph and 0-62mph in about three seconds. The bodywork of the Juke-R is blistered and extended in different directions to accommodate its new powertrain.
If the car is never actually going to be sold then why are they building it? A Nissan representative simply answered: “Because we can.”