Building the Nissan Juke-R

You don't simply shoehorn in a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 where a 1.6-liter inline-four used to be. It takes a lot of reconfiguring, as the team at Nissan found in building the segment-busting Juke-R.

Not only did they have to fit in a bigger engine – removing the bulkhead altogether and building a new one around it – but they had to make room for all the cooling systems necessary to keep it running optimally. That means more air openings than a stock Juke fits in between its bug-eyes. And that's before making room for the GT-R's all-wheel-drive system and dual-clutch transmission.

Follow the jump to see how they pulled it off in the fourth of the Juke-R build video series.





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NISSAN JUKE-R - THE ENGINE

VIDEO 4 - THE ENGINE. At the heart of Nissan Juke-R will be the GT-R's V6 turbo-charged engine that produces an incredible 480bhp. Fitting this into the space usually taken by Juke's 1.6-litre engine is a big challenge for the team. Not only do they have to build the car around the engine but also find space to house all the cooling systems that it needs to perform.

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