One common thought process of any automotive enthusiast is to envision taking the powertrain from a high-performance machine and placing it into something totally different. Someone at Nissan has been dreaming of a swap along these lines, and it's even weirder than you would've guessed. The Japanese automaker is prepping a Super Juke that utilizes the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter mill swiped from a Nissan GT-R.

Re-read that last sentence.

Details are still very sketchy at this point, and the above image is reportedly an official sketch of what could be in store. Still, we can't hide the excitement felt at what appears to be a Forza dream machine come to life. Even if it turns out to be a concept, we're happy that Nissan engineers and designers are thinking about putting the GT-R heart into more bodies.


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      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like the Juke. Fun little crossover with very unique styling. Unique and fun... no wonder most people don't like it. They prefer another typical beige appliance.
        Rodrigo Alvergue
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        I like it too, I see more as days go by, very sporty, rally-like , I would get one if I were to be shopping for a car
        kmanning83
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        Came here to post the same thing. Thank you.
      th0mb0ne
      • 3 Years Ago
      Shine on you crazy diamonds! Gotta love a company that takes chances, even if not all of them make sense.
        2 Wheeled Menace
        • 3 Years Ago
        @th0mb0ne
        LOL i totally agree. I think modern Nissans are generally kinda ugly but at least they are trying unlike their Japanese competition. I still miss the golden age of Japanese vehicles... 80's - 90's... that's when they put out some truly weird.. and occasionally, truly powerful stuff..
      Rudukai13
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nissan needs to get their **** together and prep a Juke for WRC. They say it was inspired by rally cars - time to put their money where their mouth is.
      gary
      • 3 Years Ago
      Whatever. If it's GTR underneath it'll have a GTR-like price-tag. I'm more interested to know if Nissan ever intends to let the enthusiast of average means get a "normal" Juke with a manual transmission AND the AWD system. Because I'm not interested until they do.
      jamiescale
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great...another head-scratcher of an SUV from the company that brought us the CrossCabriolet. Nissan: take your R&D dollars and make the Maxima RWD and give it a dual-clutch tranny. Its amazing that they waste money on these things when their REAL products need help.
      Tourian
      • 3 Years Ago
      In some crazy twisted way, I kind of thought of the Juke as the second coming of the Pulsar GTi-R or "Baby Godzilla" which was also a homely looking car. So I fully expected to see plenty of lowered, Volk-ed and Blitz-ed out Jukes in due time. I was not expecting a full GT-R swap though, somebody went all out. The tuner world should probably still do something with the standard Juke's turbo 4, and then if it builds a good following Nissan will do the right thing and put it in a cheap coupe and call her Silvia.
        Legione13
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Tourian
        The "tuner world" isn't likely to take much interest in this thing until the manual comes with AWD.
          tinted up
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Legione13
          It will take some time for Nissan to develop a manual with their AWD system. It is designed to be paired with the CVT unfortunately. The CVT in this car is complete crap though, working at a dealership I have seen Jukes dump their trans at 10k miles. Seems to me like the power isn't that high that the mechanical stress should cause a blowout. It is a new model though, maybe it just needs some tweaking...
      Synthono
      • 3 Years Ago
      If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty car your ride In my personal point of view, get an ugly car with big engine too.
      Fonin
      • 3 Years Ago
      so they put a leaf nismo body and fenders on a juke platform and dropped it? i love how crazy funky the juke is, sometimes i flee in terror from its hideous angles and sometimes i am like a moth to its quirky flame.
      Paul M
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dang... I suddenly went from hating the Juke, to suddenly lusting for one. DO WANT! Of course, what this probably means is that we'll never seeing anything more than a "concept" (like the VW Golf GTI W12). But Nissan will need to fan the enthusiast flames to sell a few more, and in exchange, we'll get a body kit and maybe a slightly boosted version (or likely just another lame "krom" edition). Heck, I'd STILL check this out, in ANY engine site, if only if it were offered with a manual in the AWD version.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Devin Christiansen
      • 3 Years Ago
      Do want.
      krulkrzysiu
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now all they have to do is take the abandoned Juke engines and drop them into the next-gen s-chassis that we've waited over a decade for in the states. Please and thank you.
        Varcity
        • 3 Years Ago
        @krulkrzysiu
        A 1.6? No thanks, even in the 80's the S chassis had a 1.8, which then went to a 2.0 Thankfully, Nissan has not yet started the whole engine downsizing thing everyone else is on.
          KaiserWilhelm
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Varcity
          Moron...
          Varcity
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Varcity
          Yes it could very well make the same power, but it's not enough. Even a Mazda speed 3 has a 2.3. The weight that a proposed future S chassis would carry makes this an unlikely option. As I stated, Nissan hasn't started the engine downsizing thing, and they sure wouldn't start with an iconic car like the 240. That 1.6 is for "sporty fuel efficiency".
          lasertekk
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Varcity
          The downsizing is inevitable. Think of it this way, engineers will really be using their talents this way, getting MORE from LESS. A horsepower war, bragging 'I can get more out of my displacement than you can'.
          ShutoSteve
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Varcity
          In this day and age the smaller the better. A 1.6 is more than capable of being as robust as an SR20DET was 20 years ago, while creating the same power, and having the same potential. The CA18DET you mention is an INCREDIBLY robust engine however, with a cast iron block. In essence, it was a mini RB unit, and few people outside of Japan really realize the massive potential they have. I highly doubt we'll see another cast iron blocked engine from Nissan, but at the same time, I don't think the Juke's turbo mill 1.6 Liter is anything to laugh at either.
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