Friday, April 6, 2012

Nissan Juke-R Review [Video]


The next review of Nissan’s magical Juke-R concept comes from the guys at Autocar magazine. They get behind the wheel to see what this marriage between a run of the mill crossover and a world class sports car is holding up. The Juke-R is a stupid thing. It even looks like it, just look at that grin on its face. We have to say though, we absolutely love it.

The Juke-R project had no real purpose other than fun. They just wanted to see what happens if they put a GTR engine in the Juke. It’s fantastic.

Nissan Juke-R’s 485bhp 3.8-litre V6 twin turbo engine propels the car from a standing start to 100kph in just 3.7 seconds, before continuing on to a top speed of 257kph. Testing has proved that Nissan Juke-R enjoys supercar handling from a compact crossover, 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.

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