Nissan has announced development of the first ever super crossover, the Nissan Juke-R.
The Nissan Juke-R, currently under development, features flared wheels arches, revised front and rear bumpers and a unique split rear wing. The car is a one off road legal concept car being built by RML with input from Nissan Technology Centre for Europe (NTC-E) and is not for production.
The Nissan Juke-R is powered by a 3.8 litre twin-turbo V6 engine directly adopted from the Nissan GT-R. Also borrowed from the GT-R is the six-speed transaxle, with front and rear ends joined by a modified GT-R 4WD driveline and prop shaft. The exterior is finished by 20 inch RAYS forged alloy wheels.
The interior of the Nissan Juke-R sees the standard Juke's dashboard modified to include gauges, dials and 7-inch LCD display from the Nissan GT-R. The centre console, inspired by a motorcycle fuel tank, remains whilst the rest of the interior has been designed to look like it is created for the track. Twin race-seats feature five point harnesses and a visible roll cage feature adding FIA safety standards and enhanced rigidity.
"Nissan Juke is one of the most exciting cars on the market today. Its bold crossover design has captured the imagination of car buyers all over Europe; after just a year on sale we are celebrating sales of more than 100,000 units," said Paul Willcox, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Nissan in Europe.
"Juke lends itself perfectly to a sports derivative and Juke-R explores that territory. 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."Published 4 October 2011