Nissan Juke-R Hits The Track [Video]

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

[Source: Carscoop]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Eric-jon Eric-jon on Feb 10, 2013

    Admins, give the Juke, Nissan, in normal production a "sport" package option. Similar to GM models, with the possible SS upgrades/ Mazdas with sport feature!! I feel this will kill two birds with one stone!

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