Nissan Juke-R Confirmed as a Street Legal, GT-R Powered Crossover [Video]

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Nissan has confirmed the creation of its GT-R powered Juke crossover, the Juke-R. A PR stunt, the Juke-R is aimed at continuing to push the brand’s message that unlike some other Japanese automakers, Nissan isn’t afraid to take chances and have a little fun.

“Nissan Juke is one of the most exciting cars on the market today. Its bold crossover design has captured the imagination of car buyers all over Europe; after just a year on sale we are celebrating sales of more than 100,000 units,” said Paul Willcox, Senior VP, Sales and Marketing for Nissan in Europe. “Juke lends itself perfectly to a sports derivative and Juke-R explores that territory. Equally at home on road and track, Juke-R showcases two of the most exciting cars in our range and highlights the technical innovation that drives Nissan. This car will more than live up to the dynamic driving experience we engineer into all our cars.”

Using the complete GT-R powertrain this one-off concept is being built by RML in the UK, which currently runs cars in the LMS, WTCC and BTCC series in Europe. It will get a wider track to accommodate the full GT-R suspension with some very custom bodywork.

Nissan promises that the finished product will be road legal and we have to think a few on-road stunts will be planned once the car is ready. First testing begins in November, so look for some wild videos to follow.

GALLERY: Nissan Juke-R

Follow the build process at the official Nissan Juke Facebook page here. And watch video of the Juke-R build after the jump:

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