Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Nissan Juke-R

I like the Nissan Juke, with its weird face and chunky hips, but I can see why a lot of people don't. It's a challenging piece of design, sort of like the Fiat Multipla in its wilful oddness.
...but the Juke-R should win a few fans. A couple of prototypes - one left-hand drive, one right - are being developed in conjunction with RML, using the Nissan GT-R's twin-turbo 3.8-litre V6 to provide 480bhp. Which is quite an improvement over the 187bhp currently on offer from the hottest Juke.
It'll also have lots of other GT-R bits throughout, including the six-speed transaxle and a chopped about iteration of the 4WD driveline. It's even got a modified dash to take GT-R dials. The interior has race buckets and a full cage, while the rolling stock consists of 20" forged Rays lightweight alloys shod in supercar rubber.
Nissan are keeping schtum about performance figures until they start officially testing it in November, but think about this: the GT-R goes from 0-62mph in three seconds, and that weighs 1700kg. The Juke only weighs 1250kg...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Three letters...WRC.