LOG IN

Share

Nissan Juke-R performance specs confirmed

Nissan has confirmed the official performance specifications for the Juke-R that has been treated to the GTR's 3.8-liter V6 twin-turbo engine. With 485 bhp (362 kW / 492 PS) it confirms the special model as the world's fastest crossover.

The Juke-R can accelerate from 0-62mph (0-100kph) in just 3.7 seconds and hits a top speed of 160mph (257kph). This is quite a substantial improvement over the regular 4WD Juke that takes 8.6 seconds to accelerate and has a top speed of 124mph (200kph).


The 3.8-liter V6 twin turbo engine is not the only part to be sourced from its Nissan cousin. The Juke-R also gets the GT-R's suspension and drivetrain as well as an FIA-specification roll cage and unique split rear wing. In fact, the only aspects preventing the Juke-R from matching the GT-R's performance is the latter's aerodynamics and lower kerb weight.

Only two Nissan Juke-R prototypes have been built, one in left-hand-drive and one in right-hand-drive. It was developed over a 22-week period between Nissan, leading motorsports outfit RML and Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTC-E).

The confirmation of the performance specs will no doubt enhance the demand for the model to hit full production, however this still remains a remote possibility.

 

 

NISSAN CONFIRMS JUKE-R PERFORMANCE STATISTICS

TOP SPEED OF 160MPH (257KPH) AND 0-60MPH IN 3.7 SECONDS FOR WORLD'S FASTEST CROSSOVER

  • 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.

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 60mph (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.

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 instalments are scheduled for January when the Nissan Juke-R hits the road.

To watch the latest Juke-R video and to follow the rest of the car's story, visit the official Facebook page at:

http://www.facebook.com/NissanJukeOfficial

http://www.youtube.com/NissanJuke

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

 

Unit

JUKE 4WD M-CVT

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

 

 

Related Articles

Add comment

Comments (5)

 HL HL
First off the track is more setup for a go Kart, then I think they should add 2 more vehicles in to he race, a 250cc shifter kart, and a Porsche C4s, the track ( if you call that one a track ) will give 4 wheel drive a clear advantage over any powerful cars out there.
0
0
July 18, 2012 1:22 am
 marshall-mills@sbcglobal.net marshall-mills@sbcglobal.net
It's so stupidly awesome. Now this is something I wouldn't mind taking a spin in.
0
0
January 4, 2012 6:20 pm
 FrankieLonger FrankieLonger
I think the product manager looks like the car edit: and sounds like one too
0
0
January 4, 2012 4:42 pm
 JoshBenz JoshBenz
Nissan joke?
0
0
January 4, 2012 11:45 am