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The unveiling of the Nissan Juke-R prototype has been as slow and painstaking as the car's actual build. First we received initial details, a rendering and video of the project under way. Over the course of the following few weeks, Nissan continued keeping us on our toes with a series of videos showing the project coming together. Now that the vehicle has finally reached completion, the Japanese automaker has released a solitary image of the finished product.

Those unfamiliar ought to be impressed: Nissan took the drivetrain from its top-of-the-line GT-R – including its advanced all-wheel-drive system, twin-clutch transmission and 3.8-liter twin-turbo 480-horsepower V6 – and shoehorned it into one of its smallest vehicles, the Juke crossover. Of course, it wasn't as simple as all that, as the Juke had to be completely gutted down to its frame and rebuilt from the ground up to accommodate an engine more than twice the size of what it was designed for.

In the end, Nissan will build two of these prototypes: one in right-hand drive (for its own roads back in Japan and those where it was built in England) and one in left-hand drive (for the rest of the civilized world). The release of this solitary photo follows a surprise unveiling in front of members of the press at a demo event in Spain.
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NISSAN JUKE-R UNVEILED: FIRST IMAGE OF THE ULTIMATE COMPACT CROSSOVER
NISSAN MAKES SHOCK JUKE-R UNVEIL DURING QASHQAI PRESS EVENT IN MALAGA

The world has been given its first glimpse of Nissan's ultimate compact crossover: Juke-R.

Unveiled at a Nissan Crossover media launch in Malaga, Spain, Juke-R shocked an unsuspecting audience when it was revealed as a 'surprise guest' at the end of the press conference. Shown for the first time in the metal, Juke-R continues to create a huge reaction, harnessing the bold design of Nissan's provocative Juke with the speed and power of the company's flagship GT-R...... creating the world's fastest, most innovative, crossover.

Just two versions of the Nissan Juke-R are being created, one in each of left-hand and right-hand drive. The cars have been developed by Nissan and are being built by leading motorsports outfit RML with input from Nissan Technology Centre for Europe (NTC-E). Testing of the car will begin in November.

For details on Nissan Juke-R and to learn more about the Juke-R story, visit the Nissan Juke YouTube Channel or Nissan Juke Official Facebook page:

You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/NissanJuke

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/NissanJukeOfficial


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      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ultimate hot rod and sleeper car. It looks more than funky, but nowhere near fugly as a lot of idiots here think. I never minded the looks, but honestly a mini crossover (more like tall subcompact hatch) with GTR guts would be awesome even if it had the body of a Pontiac Aztec crossed with a wannabe Picasso copycat's daydream. And the main problem with the Juke's proportions were tiny wheels and really tall. Not anymore. I think the dinner plate sized foglamps and tiny swept back high up headlights add character and controversy in a field full of mediocricy. Id rather havw a car 50% call funky and 50% call fugly than a car that 100% of people are so bored by that they have no opinion.
      Rudukai13
      • 3 Years Ago
      Rally it. Or at least Rallycross it.
      stoosh95
      • 3 Years Ago
      If the hellraiser cube was a car .. it would be this one.
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 3 Years Ago
      It is different. Its the same Juke. I do not understand the uneeded comments. I would buy it. The question is, how much would it cost?
      Sukairain
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is what happens when a group of people in R&D department goes insane and higher ups just went "Alright, lets what the crazies come up with" End result is sort of a What-Wow-Lol!? insanity. I like it. This car reminds me of the Smartzuki lol.
        Sukairain
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Sukairain
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF9htdWc0sA&feature=relmfu Lol @ Nissan. Srly?
      thepennyracer
      • 3 Years Ago
      well since Subaru doesn't make ugly and functional cars anymore, maybe a toned down version of this could be a successor? i'll find a way to get my giant fog lights one way or another
        KAG
        • 3 Years Ago
        @thepennyracer
        Wait, Subaru doesn't make ugly cars?
        thepennyracer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @thepennyracer
        haha no i want REALLY ugly cars. and bug-eyed. always bug-eyed.
      diffrunt
      • 3 Years Ago
      Weird
      Flat4
      • 3 Years Ago
      A fugly car named Juke? More like Junk!
        venturamickey
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Flat4
        or joke or whatever it sucks
          thepennyracer
          • 3 Years Ago
          @venturamickey
          because Patrick they've got the 350Z, and coupe sales aren't good enough to make so many variations. people don't have money for a 2nd car, so why not make your family hatchback with a little power? it's all about the market. either go buy a used Silvia, or suck it up and get a 350.
          john
          • 3 Years Ago
          @venturamickey
          oh ho your both so hilarious :: rolls eyes :: Well thanks for holding back the progress for design, any thing that comes along that is different gets labeled ugly. People like you are the reason cool concept cars get neutered. Well enjoy your cookie cutter cars might as well make all cars the same and painted white with a bar code on it.
          PatrickH
          • 3 Years Ago
          @venturamickey
          @ john I don't so much hate the design but rather I don't see the point. Want to give us a sporty economic car? Then give us a 240SX/Silvia successor and leave the FWD crap on the design table.
          thepennyracer
          • 3 Years Ago
          @venturamickey
          it's weird to say 370Z still... but yes 370z
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @venturamickey
          thepennyrace... 370Z*
      50 AKA Ferrari
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey Nissan... NOBODY asked for this car!!! UGLY
        thepennyracer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @50 AKA Ferrari
        hey 50, you can't buy it anyway. it's an experiment in putting an insanely powerful engine in an everyday car? how can you like cars and think that's stupid?
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @50 AKA Ferrari
        Just because YOU didn't ask for this car, doesn't mean anybody else didn't. Keep your opinions to yourself.
        thepennyracer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @50 AKA Ferrari
        hey 50, you can't buy it anyway. it's an experiment in putting an insanely powerful engine in an everyday car? how can you like cars and think that's stupid?
      José Mario Restini
      • 3 Years Ago
      This must be one of the ugliest cars ever made in history. Not to mention the uselessness. It is not even funny!
      old greg
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thanks a lot, Autoblog, you've made me vomit.
      Dick Cheney
      • 3 Years Ago
      Puke, amirite?
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