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Nissan Juke-R dusts Gallardo, Ferrari 458 and SLS AMG [video]

Here we have an amateur video of the Nissan Juke-R participating in a side show event for the Dunlop 24 Hours of Dubai race held just over a week ago.

The Juke-R takes on a Lamborghini Gallardo, Ferrari 458 Italia and Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG on an improvised sprint track that is very short and dusty.

Regardless of the poor conditions the Juke-R puts on an impressive run managing to outpower the Gallardo while continuing to pull away.

The dust that is kicked up shows how slippery the surface must be, but the Juke-R and its retrofitted all-wheel-drive system from the Nissan GT-R seem to have better grip than the Gallardo which is also AWD.

On a short tight track like this, gearing plays a very big role. We can't help but wonder how all of the cars compare to each other.

Another element fully open to debate is the level of skill of the drivers. We can hear in the video that the driver of the Juke-R is Lucas Ordonez, the winner of the first GTAcademy 2008, but we don't know who are the others.

Despite knowing the Juke-R is a cyborg/Frankenstein rogue project car from Nissan UK, it cannot be denied - the car is quick!

As a side note, the Juke-R was the safety car for the Dunlop 24 Hours of Dubai.

 

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Comments (20)

 DusanRakonjac DusanRakonjac
who droves that 458? crash dummy?! lol
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January 24, 2012 1:39 pm
 kkkl kkkl
im not sure what Nissan is trying to prove here. Obviously Lambo, Ferrari & AMG don't want to waste their time trying to prove that their engines are better by putting it in lesser cars. Don't u Juke guys get it? What a "JUKE" (joke).
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January 22, 2012 10:37 pm
 howe2002 howe2002
Obviously the guys in the sports cars are not pushing it. Plus, the Juke still loses for added UGLY points.
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January 22, 2012 11:31 am
 tazcubed tazcubed
There's too many things that could explain the results - too short a track to overtake, highly expensive cars that nobody wants to damage, poor race conditions. I'd be curious how it would turn out if there were 4 races, each car re-positioned to allow a new front-runner. I know that Nissan has some great insight with the GT-R, and I'm sure that given this Juke is essentially bodywork on top of a GT-R I would expect it to keep up - if not win. Still, this vehicle is downright ugly. I see virtually none on the road around where I live.
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January 21, 2012 1:43 pm
 hunker7 hunker7
that's all it is - fast! But respect to engineers.
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January 21, 2012 12:40 pm
 kwant kwant
The track favours agile cars as it has a lot of turns and few straight lines. Put a Lotus Elise/Exige in there an it will outlap all of them. The track is not about power but agility in the corners.
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January 21, 2012 10:06 am
 NYyanks NYyanks
something about this Juke-R that i really like, it's so ridiculous that it's awesome! lol
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January 21, 2012 8:59 am
 gooniz gooniz
there are too many Nissan flags around the circuit which destroys the credibility of the video and make it look like a promotional one for Nissan. however, you have to give the engineers credits for what they did to the Juke.
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January 21, 2012 8:16 am
 lilsumo lilsumo
i seriously want one love to see supercar owners faces smokin em at the lights
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January 21, 2012 7:37 am
 Prestige15 Prestige15
Get real ladies, Nissan showed that they do anything to any of their cars and that Juke is one cannon ball
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January 21, 2012 5:50 am
 xoff xoff
Guys, common - this shows that the Nissan is the better engineered car - shove your badge snobbery up your arses!!
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January 21, 2012 2:26 am
 manual-trans manual-trans
By the way, with these race cars, that juke becomes a JOKE
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January 21, 2012 12:12 am
 moodyaaa moodyaaa
Despite everything else, that juke is fast !!!!
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January 20, 2012 10:08 pm
 memexe memexe
Put a competition Kart there and will do as good as the Juke-R on that track. Entertaining but not meaningful. Try to put aside a Juke-R and a Veyron on the same track. Guess who's the winner...
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January 20, 2012 9:56 pm
 SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
Well given the amount of dust that was on the track, I'm not surprised.
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January 20, 2012 9:51 pm
 adz911 adz911
Oh my God that was funny. Very entertaining indeed.
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January 20, 2012 9:26 pm