nisan juke 2012The 530-horsepower Nissan Juke R is the first sports-crossover. For the Japanese transplant the drivetrain of the GT-R sports car in the compact SUV model Juke. One year after the European launch of the Nissan, the Japanese manufacturer will juke the sporty side of the compact-crossover study. What could be more natural than to use the technology of the GT-R sports car?



Nissan GT-R engine with 530 hp in the Juke
So is the concept vehicle, the bodyshell of the Nissan Juke front and rear fitted with tubular subframe to accommodate the drive train of the Nissan GT-R. This includes the 3.8-liter V6 twin-turbo petrol engine of the 2011 GT-R Generation and the six-speed dual-clutch gearbox, the transaxle design and all-wheel drive.

Moreover, given the Nissan Juke R flared wheel arches, which are filled by 20-inch alloy wheels. Matching the sporty appearance decorate the compact crossover even a split rear spoiler and sporty-look bumper front and rear.

The interior of the Juke is sportier. For example, the dashboard has been redesigned to accommodate the display and the seven-inch LCD screen on the Nissan GT-R. In addition, the seats were replaced with racing bucket seats with five-point belts and installed a roll cage to FIA standards.

No mass production planned
Finally, the Nissan Juke R serve not only as a sporty concept car, but can also be moved dynamically. Initial tests should be completed in November, but mass production is not planned. The staff responsible for the project Juke R Nissan Motorsport RML companies from Great Britain is building two individual pieces, one with right and one left-hand drive.

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