Well.. It’s a hatchback. A hot hatch. And miles beyond that. It houses the engine from one of the best supercars in the world. The Nissan GTR. The centerpiece of the GT-R is its powerplant, a hand-assembled twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 that pumps out 545 horsepower and 463 Nm of torque. With the help of launch control, that output is sufficient to propel the coupe from zero-to-60 mph in an eye-popping 2.9 seconds – results that shame many cars costing twice as much as the GT-R.
The version of Juke that debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK this year was dubbed Juke-R 2.0. It now packs more than a hundred extra horses than the first version. The concept at Goodwood was said to be capable of sprints to 100 kph in under three seconds, and a top speed in excess of 320 kph. Its predecessor in 2011, by comparison, did the same sprint in 3.7 seconds and was only able to hit 258 kph, which may have been a self-preservation tactic.
Nissan will build up to 17 examples of the latest rocket, with the final build volume dependent on customer orders. The prior iteration of the GT-R-powered Juke had cost in excess of 500,000 euros, and a similar price is expected once the Juke-R 2.0 goes into limited production.
Nissan literally breaks the GTR and the Juke to bring this model into existence. This isn’t the first time Nissan has dropped the twin-turbo V6 from the GT-R into the crossover. Back in 2011 Nissan built the Juke with the help of engineering specialists RML, which was also responsible for a V6-engined Micra. That version featured more than just the engine from a GT-R, as the Juke’s body was basically given a GT-R chassis that had been expertly shrunk to fit the dimensions of the Juke.
This is one special car every petrol-head would love to have. Ensure one of these is yours if you have 600,000 Euros lying under your bed!!