Nissan Juke-R Specs Confirmed, Officially World's Fastest Crossover

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Nissan‘s Juke-R project may not be the favorite of Nissan executives, but there’s no denying the amount of brilliance that’s been packed into this custom crossover project.

Now the team has a new bragging right, with the Juke-R being confirmed as the world’s fastest crossover. That’s probably not a huge surprise considering they shoehorned the GT-R’s 3.8L twin-turbocharged V6 powerplant into the body, packing 480-hp. In addition, the Juke-R has the GT-R’s all-wheel-drive system, gearbox and suspension.

The numbers posted say that the Juke-R does a 0-62 mph sprint in just 3.7-seconds with a top speed of 160-mph. Compare that to the standard Juke that does 0-62 mph in 8.6-seconds and has a top speed of 124-mph.

Currently only two Juke-Rs exist in this world, one left-hand-drive and one right-hand-drive. Too bad there’s probably little to no chance it will ever make it to production – especially considering the costs, but it should inspire Nissan to pump just a tad bit more performance into the Juke. You know, to go along with those good looks.

GALLERY: Nissan Juke-R

[Source: WorldCarFans]

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 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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  • Cory Anderson Cory Anderson on Jan 07, 2012

    Even if the Juke-R isn't put into production, it would be wises put a V6 in the Juke. Doesn't necessarily have to do 0-60 in 3.7 seconds, but some people like to have a little extra umph when they drive.

  • Franky Franky on Jan 31, 2012

    i wanne have that kit .. iv contackted mine garage to see if there are anny things avayleble ... iv seen a white juke whit bigg back wing that exist but whe do not know where to get it they are tuning parts so if annyone knows let me know i whant it :d