Now that Nissan UK is finished with the dog-and-pony promotional show for the Nissan Juke-R, it's free to do what we've all been waiting for: hand it over to The Fourth Estate for proper testing. AutoExpress was the first in line, and they didn't waste the chance, pitting Faust's CUV against the car that made it possible, the Nissan GT-R, around the Bedford Autodrome circuit.

We could tell you more, but this isn't the time for words – the long-awaited action is in the video after the jump. Still want more? There's an article to go with it over on AutoExpress.



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      Evan Hayden
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love the fact that this car exists.
      P.Z. Dawkins
      • 2 Years Ago
      From a hosting/editing/production standpoint, you end up taking for granted how great Top Gear makes things look, but then something like this comes along and reminds you that no, it's not as easy as you'd think.
      moredanyou
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why do car places love the Juke R so much? it's just the same old ugly Juke body riding on a GTR platform. Really, it's just a GTR crossover.
        graphikzking
        • 2 Years Ago
        @moredanyou
        Why do people like a Cadillac CTSV? Your just taking a ZR1 removing hp, making it 1000lbs heavier, slower and it's just a ZR1 oversized sedan/station wagon/coupe. Everyone has different likes. Hell an X5m is just an oversized/crossover M5. So everyone has their personal preference. I love seeing this done. This car doesn't need the GTR engine though. If they just put in the 370z engine into it, or a real sized turbo 4 (like a 250-270hp) version it would keep the weight way down and still make it wicked fast. This car is well below 3000lbs stock. So with a turbo 4 upgrade (2.0 -2.4 liter turbo 4) should be able to keep the weight below 3100lbs and awd will be a suburu beater for certain. Will run head to head with sti/evo and be 10k less.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        Nope. Not until General Motors follows suit and crams a Corvette V8 under the hood.
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        I said "STI and Evo". Never said anything about it being an all-out AWD car slayer...
      Nachos
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd rather sit on a bike without a seat then be seen in this car
        travisjb
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Nachos
        sometimes "than" vs "then" matters... go back to school youngin
          XJ Yamaha
          • 2 Years Ago
          @travisjb
          Good Lord what an awesome catch....got a good laugh.
        Gubbins
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Nachos
        Then your ego overrides whatever value you place on actual achievement. Where I come from we call that being a poser.
          Gubbins
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Gubbins
          My snarky comment was meant for Nachos...not you travisb!
      s54
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nissan made this ugly pos because they know that juke is a joke that doesn't sell
        Xedicon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @s54
        The Juke isn't a sales giant, but it's certainly not unsuccessful. In 2011 Nissan moved just under 36 thousand of them in the US alone. Wise up a bit before making such statements. http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2011/12/good-12-nissan-juke-best-crossover.html
      Worx2749
      • 2 Years Ago
      Saw one of these Juke abominations in a parking lot today. MG, it was like the Aztec of 2012. How anyone could buy this is beyond me.
        TangoR34
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Worx2749
        The Aztec was under-styled with a lost mind and in-proportional. Juke is over-styled with multi-themes. How anyone could compare both cars is beyond me.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Worx2749
        [blocked]
          Elmo
          • 2 Years Ago
          I can't really take any of your comments seriously. Because all of them are negative.
      SunnyDli+3
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bring it to Production for the Masses under 30K and I'll take 2 thank you!
        AP1_S2K
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SunnyDli+3
        with a hot girl in bikini...i'll take 4.
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SunnyDli+3
        Cost for one Juke R: Get a Juke ($25k) and a GTR ($90k), and spend a good hunk more taking apart both cars to make a Frankenstein... regardless of if it is a one off or produced. Unless sold in huge quantities on an assembly line, it would cost over $100k per car.
      AcidTonic
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm confused. I thought the executives didn't approve of this whole Juke-R project and were basically upset this flagship technology was transplanted into a different car. So now that it's been showcased and continually brings new attention to the Nissan brand, they have done a 180 and suddenly they endorse such behavior. Yet another sign executives are *completely* out of touch and have no idea what kind of marketing attracts true enthusiasts.
      Corvette9
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Sukairain
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now all they need to do is put the Juke internals into the shell of the GT-R to complete the circle of life......
      Ducman69
      • 2 Years Ago
      ROFLMAO! This is what Batman would have driven as a pre-teen before he developed a mature sense of style. xD
        jkt
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ducman69
        I was going to say Batman gets the Batmobile, this is what Robin drives.
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