Rolle, Switzerland – Nissan says it is testing “the public’s reaction to a seriously sporty Juke” with the creation of the Juke-R, which combines the compact crossover with the drivetrain from the GT-R supercar.
Two models are being built, developed for Nissan by motorsports outfitter RML with input from the Nissan Technical Centre for Europe. Currently in development, the cars are expected to complete their first tests in November.
The Juke-R will be a road-legal concept car and will not go into production, the company said. It includes flared wheel arches, revised bumpers, a unique split rear wing and the GT-R’s twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 with rear-mounted six-speed transaxle. It will also include the GT-R’s gauges, dials and customizable LCD display, along with twin race seats with five-point harnesses and visible roll cage.