When Nissan UK announced that the company planned to build a design study using the body of a Juke and the running gear of GT-R, we knew the automaker's engineers had some serious work cut out for them. Now Nissan is giving the world a glimpse into exactly what it will take to bring the Juke-R to life with a series of build videos. The company isn't simply cramming a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 into the CUV and calling it a day. Instead, a donor GT-R will lend its full all-wheel-drive system and all of the tech necessary to keep the car planted on the road to the effort.

Nissan has already started by shortening the wheelbase of a standard GT-R to Juke dimensions (see above) to ensure that everything will still work once workers begin swapping floor pans. The whole project looks deliciously maniacal. Hit the jump to check out the video for yourself.



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      sc0rch3d
      • 3 Years Ago
      and they said a Porsche SUV wouldn't sell. everyone hates on new, wild ideas. i can't wait to see this thing....
        gasolinepopsicle
        • 3 Years Ago
        @sc0rch3d
        You mean new, retarded ideas? The pet rock was a great seller too back in the 70's. Putting a lot of horsepower in a soccer mom mobile (see "Porsche" cayenne or panamera) or high center of gravity 16-year-old's 1st car (Nissan Juke) is just plain stupid. The GT-R engine should be put in one car: The GT-R.
      breakfastburrito
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Juke is certainly not pretty, but I find myself wanting to buy one, simply to piss off all the conformists. Your sheepliness makes me ill. I like my women pretty, but music, movies and trucks/cars can be ugly... why not? It's Ken&Barbie time for half the people commenting.
      Phontsolo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Here's Nissan doing something different and interesting and most of you complain about it. I say why the hell not?
      Sukairain
      • 3 Years Ago
      Minivan GT-R! I need a large family car that can lap the ring with 3 children, wife, sister and nanny.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Sukairain
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        Carlton IV
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Sukairain
        Have you seen the Juke its not by no means mini van size... just sayin...more closer to civic size...
      lne937s
      • 3 Years Ago
      Considering about half of Nissan's sales to become the top-selling Asian brand in Europe last month are from just the Qashqai and Juke, with waiting lists on both models, I really don't think they need this to sell more crossovers in Europe. http://www.torquenews.com/397/nissan-best-selling-asian-brand-europe While it may not be needed, I still think it is a cool idea and would be a lot of fun.
      behinddawindow
      • 3 Years Ago
      Putting the body of Jeremy Clarkson and giving him running legs, amusing yet silly at the same time. Well at least the Juke will have a proper AWD system.
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Anybody else here sick of hearing about the goddamn GTR?
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        SAM
        • 3 Years Ago
        beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But 520hp, AWD, in a platform that started out at around 3000 lbs, now that's badass!
        ayhtida
        • 3 Years Ago
        Couldn't have said it better
        ShutoSteve
        • 3 Years Ago
        Haters Gunna Hate.
      beefchow
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nissan leveraging the awesomeness of the GT-R to sell you a frog.
      VVhistler
      • 3 Years Ago
      Could be intriguing if they changed the suspension, slapped some lights and mudflaps on it, and sent it to a rally stage, heh.
      JB Kolod
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why the juke? If they're doing this just for ***** and giggles why not make a 500bhp leaf? That would be beautifully ironic
      waetherman
      • 3 Years Ago
      I find it a little unsettling to watch the video and constantly hear them refer to it as "the jewcar". Could they have called it the Juke GT instead? I have actually come around on the Juke and think it's a pretty interesting vehicle. The idea of a high performance, 500+ HP version is of course absurd, but in a good way. I'd like to see that entered in some hill climbs and rally races just for fun. I'm sure it would kick some serious ass.
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