The crack team of engineers that Nissan put to task on building the Juke-R prototype worked hard on their assignment, and have taken us along every step of the way.

Fitting the mechanical bits from a GT-R into the tiny Juke crossover, it turns out, has been no easy task. So with the engine and drivetrain in place, it's time to start re-fitting the interior.

Sounds simple enough, right? Well, with the engine pushed that far back into what was the Juke's cabin, the boffins had to rethink everything, and make sure the controls were within easy reach for the lucky son of a gun (or poor soul) who'd be driving this beast. Follow the jump to see how they managed, and scope out the updated gallery of high-res still images.



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11.08.2011 , ROLLE, Switzerland
NISSAN JUKE-R - SEAT FITTING AND ERGONOMICS

The driver is the most important part of any car and this fact is true within Juke-R. GT-R's 3.8-litre V6 engine has an impact on the interior of the car and it's vital that the driver is positioned where they can reach all of the controls and gain good visibility. This doesn't just mean the steering wheel and pedals - Juke-R's dashboard switches have had to be moved closer to the driver so they can be reached easily.

This video describes the details that go into making sure everything can be reached within the interior of Juke-R, highlighting that positioning the driver is a key part of the build.

Follow the story of Nissan Juke-R on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/NissanJuke.


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      fivesix7eight
      • 3 Years Ago
      Every time a Juke-R update is posted it's the same damn thing on a different day, "OMG WHY THE JUKE?! SO UGLY!!!!! DUMB NISSAN!!" If you're a car enthusiast: grab a beer, press play, and enjoy the build.
        mawhalen53
        • 3 Years Ago
        @fivesix7eight
        Word, same goes for most of the articles posted here. It IS possible to find something to appreciate in just about every car. Just chill out and enjoy the car and the effort that went in to it.
      JammickaSlappus
      • 3 Years Ago
      Seeing all of the people drinking that Juke Haterade never fails to amuse me. This is a sick build. The Juke is a hot ride and, This Is Epic!
      chasegarcia
      • 3 Years Ago
      I personally drove a Juke many times. Considering the competition, It is a decent vehicle at around $23,000.
      Phontsolo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why? Why? Why? Wah, wah, wah... What is wrong with some of you? WHY NOT!? It's not your money. At least Nissan has balls big enough to do this.
      Tarantula
      • 3 Years Ago
      Okay first of all......Why a JUKE???? and second, please show the final product when it's done and stop teasing like it's a legendary, long awaited super car......Get you **** together Nissan!!
        Redline
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Tarantula
        Why not a Juke? Lighten up man.
        RUDEBOi
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Tarantula
        Patience my friend.... And a Juke because of the Sleeper Factor. No one wants their ferrari/porsche to get spanked off the line and around a corner by a JUKE!!! DIABOLICAL!!
        Xedicon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Tarantula
        A bit of an overreaction I would say. They're doing it because it's fun, because it's crazy, and because they can. Why not? As a car enthusiast I personally really enjoy seeing the build, and honestly good luck finding a more unique build anywhere. How is this any different from one of many popular TV shows that focused on building cars?
        Phontsolo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Tarantula
        Yes, because this sort of thing happens ALL THE TIME. Come on man. At least give them some credit for actually doing this. And to your question about "why the Juke?" I say why not?
      aacfx09
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is very impressive, and interesting in both engineering and execution, but I can't help but wonder... why put such an amazing powertain into something that looks like that? It just doesn't make sense to build something epic when it looks absolutely terrible. The same goes for the standard Juke, impressive powertrain and good car as a whole... but look at it! I'm not sure I understand.
      Xedicon
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can't decide if it'll hit 0-60 in less than two seconds. It might. Nissan has the technology! I bet it will have mountains of grip but also be very twitchy at the same time, something common for such a short wheelbase car, even with AWD. I really can't wait to see how this baby performs, and knowing Nissan lately they're going to make sure it's more than happy to take a thrashing around the track!
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Come on Nissan, tell us how much it weighs!!!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
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      Griffen W
      • 3 Years Ago
      I should probably wait till the final presentation to post this but oh well. I think its goin to be like bringing the sorta weird looking chick home from the bar on a dare then finding that once you get her clothes off you get the most incredible one night stand of your life.
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