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Prior to heading out to Silverstone where some very lucky journalists got to enjoy Nissan‘s Juke-R project in the flesh, the development team took the vehicle to MIRA’s proving ground to give it some shakedown runs, tweaking and tuning the crossover to perfection.
And quite frankly, we love how Nissan describes the Juke-R on this particular video: “It looks like a Juke but sounds like a GT-R, and performs like one on its first circuit tests.” On the list of vehicles we’d love to take for a spin, this has not surprisingly reached towards the top and the video after the break doesn’t help ease our eagerness.
The GT-R powered Juke packs 485-hp in the funky crossover body and is admittedly a brilliant way to get people interested in the Juke. Chances are we’ll never see a production vehicle like this, but Nissan loves stressing that the Juke-R is street legal and this is just a small taste of what’s to come with their project.
Check out the video after the break.
Nissan‘s Juke-R might just be one of the greatest project cars in all of automotive history, and the monster has finally hit the track at Silverstone with a video to prove it. The GTR-powered crossover did some laps out in England for journalists and it proves that the Juke-R is a formidable piece of machinery.
Despite the rain in the footage, it’s perfectly clear that the Juke-R can hold its own and the project can be deemed as successful. The crossover’s completely capable of accelerating, braking, turning and performing the duties of any track car with ease. And while most people are still anti-Juke based on its styling, there’s no denying you wouldn’t think twice about owning this Juke-R.
Check out the video below: