• Nissan Juke-R project reaches completion with release of performance statistics
  • Juke and GT-R have combined to create compact crossover capable of 160mph (257kph)
  • 0-62mph (100kph) in 3.7 seconds achieved in UK testing
  • 22 week project extensively documented and shared via Facebook and You Tube

Nissan has confirmed the performance statistics for Juke-R – the supercar crossover concept that combines the power and handling of the legendary GT-R with the bold design of Juke.

Nissan Juke-R

Created in the UK, Juke-R has been developed by Nissan and built by leading motorsports outfit RML with advice from Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTC-E). Over a 22-week period two models have been created – one right-hand drive and one left-hand drive – with extensive performance testing now completing the final stage of the development project.

Juke-R’s 485bhp 3.8-litre V6 twin turbo engine propels the car from a standing start to 62mph (100kph) in just 3.7 seconds, before continuing on to a top speed of 160mph (257kph).

Testing has proved that 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.

Juke-R’s physical dimensions obviously resemble Juke more than GT-R. The car is the same length (4135mm), height (1575mm) and has the same wheelbase (2530mm) as Juke, while the width has increased from 1765mm to 1910mm, with flared wheel arches surrounding 20-inch RAYS forged alloy wheels.

Nissan Juke-R

Inside, the driver and passenger sit in OMP race seats, but with all the controls and instruments from GT-R at their fingertips. The 7-inch touch-screen display is in the centre of the dashboard, providing access to the wealth of information about the car to which any GT-R owner has become accustomed.

During the 22 week project, Nissan ‘opened the doors’ on the creation of Juke-R, documenting the development story from day 1 and releasing a series of 10 videos on You Tube and via the Nissan Juke Facebook page – a series which has achieved over 2.2 million views in just 10 weeks. Today marks the release of the wrap-up video bringing together the full development story, showing the car in all its dynamic glory. The next installments are scheduled for January when the Nissan Juke-R hits the road.

Comparison figures – Juke 4WD M-CVT and Juke-R

Kerb weight min. kg 1425 1806
Overall length mm 4135 4135
Overall width mm 1765 1910
Overall height mm 1575 1575
Wheelbase mm 2530 2530
Track width (front) mm 1525 1586
Track width (rear) mm 1505 1598
Minimum ground clearance mm 170 115
Max. speed km/h 200 257
Acceleration 0 – 100 kph sec 8.4s 3.7s
Max. engine power bhp 190 485
Max. torque Nm 240 588