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Nissan Confirms Juke-R Concept with GT-R Engine

Last week, rumors about Nissan creating a one-off Juke with the tech side of the GT-R flooded the web, generating a wave of positive response. Now, Nissan is confirming the Juke-R concept, with the company probably set to use this wild one-off to test the public’s reaction in order to build a potential production performance version of the Juke.
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The concept, a one-off, street-legal development developed by Nissan and motorsports company RML, has ditched the 1.5- and 1.6-liter usual Juke engines and borrowed the 3.8-liter twin-turbo from the GT-R, along with a modified version of the supercar’s all-wheel-drive system. At the back, we also get the GT-R’s transaxle, while the connection to the road is provided via 20-inch Rays forged alloy rims.

GT-R goodies have also made their way into the cabin, where we find the gauges, dials and 7-inch LCD display that belong to Godzilla. The Juke’s center console has kept its place, but the rest of the interior has been adapted for the tack, receiving two bucket seats and a roll cage.

And don’t think that this will be a sleeper: the crossover gets beefy wheel arches, redesigned front and rear fascias and a split rear wing. Two units of the concept will be built, in order for it to offer both left- and right-hand drive. The project is expected to be in running condition next month, when engineers will start dynamic tests.




 
 
 
 
 

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