Nissan’s epic Juke-R project has been officially unveiled, including all the specifications and performance figures for what is one of the quickest-accelerating SUVs around.
Based on the Nissan GT-R supercar’s running gear, the Juke-R features the same 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine as seen in the first generation R35 GT-R. It produces 362kW of power and 588Nm of torque.
Acceleration from 0-100km/h has been recorded in just 3.7 seconds, which gives it the title of the quickest crossover in the world, according to Nissan. It also has a top speed of 257km/h.
Overall dimensions on the Juke-R are identical to those found on the conventional Juke, however, vast modifications have been made to the undercarriage, chassis and cabin to accommodate the GT-R driveline. The width of the Juke has been extended from 1765mm to 1910mm, with pumped wheel arches containing 20-inch Rays alloy wheels.
Inside, there’s an FIA-specified roll cage system, OMP racing bucket seats, and a dash layout taken from the GT-R, including a seven-inch touch screen interface for g-force readouts and various other real-time technical details.
The project took Nissan Technical Centre Europe 22 weeks to put together. A series of YouTube videos has documented the build since day 1, from engine installation to body development.
There are no plans to put the Nissan Juke-R into production.