The Nissan Juke-R Is A GT-R Powered Automotive Wet Dream

By | October 25, 2011

Nissan Juke-R

In the rare, rare, rare event that a company simply tells their employees to ‘just go’, the results are often amazing, very unexpected, and highly lust-worthy. Nissan most certainly knows it or it would have never given the green light for their most bonkers vehicle since the Murano Cross-Cabriolet. It is the Nissan Juke-R, a car that is part Juke, part GT-R, and completely bewilderingly fantastic. And after much hype in the form of sketches and promo videos, the first pictures of the Juke-R were released today.

First things first- no, this will unfortunately not be available from your local Nissan dealership. The Juke-R is a one-off project built by Nissan and will be limited to just two units, both of which will surprisingly be street legal.

Secondly, what the hell is it? In its most simple form, the Juke-R is a Juke platform with a 480hp V6 engine from a GT-R dropped in behind the firewall bolted to a double clutch transmission turning an advanced all-wheel-drive system. In the not so simple form, it’s a completely reworked Juke frame with brand new….well, everything. In fact, take a look at the promo video below to get an idea of just how excruciatingly difficult it is to put a Nissan GT-R into a small crossover.

So what do you think? Does this skunkworks one-off project from Nissan tickle your fancy or is it a total waste of time?

[Chad Waite]


3 Comments

AJ Wilcox on October 25, 2011 at 6:30 pm.

Holy crap, the power of a GT-R and the body roll of an SUV. That’s a mighty proposition.

Brandon on October 25, 2011 at 11:31 pm.

Chad, I know you love the juke, so I’ll just say that what they’ve done with the looks doesn’t make me want to vomit…at first sight.

Chad Waite on October 26, 2011 at 10:06 am.

To be fair, I’m actually a bit surprised I love the way it looks. I’m a very angular person (CTS-V Coupe type) and the Juke R looks like a matte black churro. 

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