Sure, the idea behind the Nissan Juke-R project was to squeeze a GT-R powertrain into a Juke bodyshell. But you didn't think they'd just leave the exterior styling alone to look like a stock example of the little five-door, did you? Of course not.

In the seventh installment of the Juke-R's ongoing web-build video series, Nissan's engineers craft a unique body for the prototype out of carbon fiber. Naturally, extra consideration had to be applied to accommodate the car's unique cooling and aerodynamic considerations, as well as the beefed-up rolling stock. But there's an extra dose of attitude applied somewhere along the way.

Follow the jump to watch the brief video clip, and check out the fresh images added to the ever-expanding image gallery to see how it came together.



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NISSAN JUKE-R - BODY STYLING

VIDEO 7 - BODY STYLING - The Juke-R made an impact as soon as it was revealed thanks to the way its looks combine the bold styling of Juke with the supercar nature of the GT-R engine and drivetrain hiding beneath its skin. This video talks about how the Juke-R's brand new carbon panels have been created, beginning with the initial design through to the finished parts being applied to the car.


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      • 3 Years Ago
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      JP Chow
      • 3 Years Ago
      I will support this project untill the day I die.
      Skye Barcus
      • 3 Years Ago
      So yeah. This is all nifty and everything, but no amount of performance tuning, spoilers, wheels, etc... will make the Juke any less hideous to look at than it is. Nissan REALLY needs to divert some financial resources to bring in a talented design chief rather than goofy projects like this.
        NissanGTR
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Skye Barcus
        Nothing from america is a looker and you dont see me complaining.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @NissanGTR
          That's because 2 American cars are faster than your GT-R. I get it.
        Varcity
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Skye Barcus
        I don't think you realize how many Jukes they're actually selling.
        breakfastburrito
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Skye Barcus
        You think you understand car styling, but you have no clue. All designers are well aware that the "most beautiful" designs have already been made. Best BMW ever? 507. Best Lamborghini ever? Miura. Most beautiful car ever? Citroen Ds (voted as such by famous designers from Ferrari, Italdesign, Giugiaro, Pininfarina, etc). Designers today are tasked with providing "new & different". Hence "ugly" is a natural part of that equation. The word "ugly" comes from a very old Norse word for "unknown". Unfamiliar things are instinctually reprehensible. Enjoy your pompous attitude, but at least shoot for context in debate.
          Basil Exposition
          • 3 Years Ago
          @breakfastburrito
          How ironic that you would be calling someone else pompous after a comment like that.
        Xedicon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Skye Barcus
        I tend to be a "against the grain" person a lot of the time - Honestly if I could afford yet another vehicle, I'd buy a Juke purely just to drive people like you nuts! :)
      Nick M
      • 3 Years Ago
      What is the point of all this attention to detail if this thing will never be mass-produced?
      ValiantEffort
      • 3 Years Ago
      It feels like the Juke (in general) is what the WRX was in the early 2000's. A fascia only a mother could love and an interesting tuner (all in a good way).
      Al Terego
      • 3 Years Ago
      All the people in the photos are inconspicuously trying to hide their faces..lol.
      Azazel
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love this project.
      Xedicon
      • 3 Years Ago
      HELL YES WOOO!!! This project is so awesome! Does anyone else think the sound track for these videos is totally kick ass?! I want a Juke-R build greatest hits! I want a Juke-R! Cannot WAIT to see how insane this thing is on the track!
      Alex Butti
      • 3 Years Ago
      Epic build !
      kesthekill
      • 2 Years Ago
      Totally breakfastburrito..
      kesthekill
      • 2 Years Ago
      Especially if the composite is not structural. So for body panels that arent meant to take up load, prepreg is the better solution. Also because this is a prototype. The extra investment of RTM would be justified for mass production.
      kesthekill
      • 2 Years Ago
      another test....
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