The crazy thing is that this is the second generation of the Nissan Juke R
Would you pay half a million for a Nissan because you can in a short while. According to our motoring friends over at GT Spirit with their report on the second generation Nissan Juke-R earlier yesterday (Aug. 1, 2015) Nissan has decided to make 17 units of this bonkers crossover. If you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, the Nissan Juke-R is a regular Nissan Juke that’s had its engine and chassis ripped out and replaced with modified-to-fit running gear from a 2016 Nissan GT-R Nismo. Yes. the same car that we call Godzilla resides in the body of a small SUV.
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The devilish little SUV was unveiled to the world earlier this year during the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Not many people actually thought Nissan was serious about producing this hellraiser, but they weren’t kidding. Mind you, this is the same car company that produces the soft-spoken all-electric Nissan Leaf. Talk about range.
Here’s what we know about the Juke. Most important is the fact that it has 600 HP and 480 lb-ft of torque thanks to two turbochargers from Nissan’s GT3 Class GT-R. There’s plenty of carbon fiber to save weight and the Juke has spent a bit of time in the wind tunnel to extract as much slipperiness out of the wedge shaped Juke as possible. Inside, it’s all business with a full roll cage and Recaros for passenger and driver. Fortunately for us, there’s a bit of footage of the Nissan Juke R making its way up the famous Goodwood hill for the world to enjoy. We’ve posted it below. Would you buy a half million dollar Juke when you can just buy a Nismo GT-R for far less?