REVIEW OF Nissan Juke-R:
Nissan has come up with its new car, Nissan Juke-R. There are currently two Juke-Rs in existence: one is left-hand drive. The other right-hand drive. Both are powered by a modified version of the 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V-6 found in the 2011 Nissan GT-R. Both were commissioned by Nissan Europe and built by British motorsports house RML Group.Nissan claims the Juke-R will bolt to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds.
The V-6 supports both air conditioning and power steering; and save for a shortened driveshaft, much of what’s here are showroom-ready Godzilla bits. The wheelbase, the length, and the height are shared with the Juke, but composite fender flares cover 20-inch wheels, stiffer springs and dampers, and the GT-R’s wider track.
- 6-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode
- twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection
- 2 airbag
The Nissan Juke-R carries over untouched to Juke-R 2.0. This means that Juke’s standard interior has pretty much been gutted in favor of a full roll cage and a pair of racing seats with harnesses, while the highlight of the cabin is the fact that the GT-R’s telematics system has been seamlessly integrated into the Juke’s center stack.
The Nissan Juke-R 2.0 gets all of the same styling changes as the updated 2015 Juke including the grille, headlights and taillights, but the Nissan styling team also managed to inject some added GT-R cues into the new Juke-R with a new front fascia that is more aggressive and more functional (Nissan says the openings are twice the size of the previous Juke-R allowing for more air flow and cooling to the engine and turbos)
The Juke’s body carries over, but added pieces such as the rear fascia, fender extensions, side sills and rear winglets are all constructed from carbon fib
SPECIFICATION: The Juke-R was based on the original Juke production car launched in 2010. The Juke-R 2.0 is based on the newer Juke model launched in 2014 to which there were several significant design changes and also technical enhancements.
The new Nissan has a new lamp shape, LED running lights and LED bulbs in the taillights to give a fresh appearance, while new door mirrors incorporate LED side turn repeaters. The new Nissan V-motion grille at the front is a further feature.