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  • Jun 10th 2013 at 12:30PM
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The Nissan Juke-R must've been a tough car to build a business case for, yet the madcap little crossover with the heart of a GT-R is now a production reality. Admittedly, we should probably assign some quotes around "production," since the vehicle is being built on a one-by-one on-demand basis at extraordinary cost – at an estimated price of well over $600,000, it has little in common with the already bonkers everyday Juke. We're just happy it exists at all.

With 545 horsepower, we also didn't figure it needed more power. But that apparently hasn't stopped the tuning community, which probably only had to adapt performance adders designed for the GT-R to the mechanically similar CUV. Thus, we end up with this mile-long drag race, which pits a Bugatti Veyron against a Juke-R prepared by an outfit called Shpilli Villi Engineering with a claimed 700 horsepower. That's still well down on horsepower versus the legendary quad-turbo supercar, but the much smaller Nissan also figures to be a lot lighter while boasting similar all-wheel-drive traction. We don't have much more information to go on other than this video, and it doesn't appear that both drivers necessarily got their best runs in, but it certainly makes for jaw-dropping watching. Check it out by scrolling below.


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      jawnath1n
      • 2 Years Ago
      The reaction time for both were pretty bad, but the Veyron's run was garbage. A 2.1sec 60'? That is extremely poor for an AWD car off the line, yet alone one with 1000hp and the engine over the rear tires. A Mustang GT on street tires can cut a better 60 foot han that. And while an 11.2 is pretty quick, the Veryon should be deep into the 10s. This isn't a story about how a Juke is almost as fast as a Veyron (its not). It is a story about how a Veyron can still win a race even though the terrible driver almost let it down.
        domingorobusto
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jawnath1n
        I completely agree. I've cut a 2.1 60' in my XJR on cold street tires and with no limited slip making me peg-leg for 30'. That's just plain shameful for an awd car with tons of tire and power. And he was absloutely asleep at the line.
          Bernard
          • 2 Years Ago
          @domingorobusto
          60 MPH in 2.1 seconds? Isn't the Veryon tested at 2.5?
          Bernard
          • 2 Years Ago
          @domingorobusto
          Oops, never mind, you mean 60 feet...
        wickedsc300
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jawnath1n
        It didn't look like the Veyron's driver used launch control.
      ImpulseGTO
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pretty apparent the Bugatti had a shitty reaction time. I don't think that was a completely fair race for any kind of comparison.
        Paul
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ImpulseGTO
        It was a fair driver's race, but an unfair comparison between the cars. You need to remove RT from the equation. Also, a 2.1 60' is pretty bad, I wonder why he didn't use the launch control?
      mikemaj82
      • 2 Years Ago
      what Veyron does 11.2 in the 1/4??? Check every video and stat on the internet and every Veyron is in the low low 10s.
        goa
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mikemaj82
        Guy seemed to be asleep at the start of the race.
        sparrk
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mikemaj82
        It's clearly staged to make it look more interesting.
        wickedsc300
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mikemaj82
        It didn't look like he was even using launch control in this video.
      xspeedy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Veyron wasn't configured correctly for a drag race. Should have run with the wing lowered.
      kuntknife
      • 2 Years Ago
      And Nissan was originally pissed to find out its engineers were skunkworking the Juke R together... God bless those engineers!
        carboy55
        • 2 Years Ago
        @kuntknife
        Too bad this particular Juke-R wasn't built by them.
      Toyota Winnipeg
      • 2 Years Ago
      Either that Juke-R launches ridiculously hard, or the Veyron driver was taking it easy off the line. Awesome vid
      Bill
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can't decide which one is uglier.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bill
        [blocked]
      apersonofinterest
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't get the attraction of the Bugatti. That is one fugly car. Especially from the front. The Juke isn't much better looking.
        goa
        • 2 Years Ago
        @apersonofinterest
        Neither one is a classical beauty
      Duran
      • 2 Years Ago
      I know the Veyron had a bad launch, but it's still scary seeing anything pull away from one like that.
      Georg
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Veyron driver did not even used launch control ... looks like he started from ideling engine took the foot from brake and simple floored it.. similar to the "faked" race between the Veyron and McLaren F1 from Top Gear were Richard Heamond later claimed he simple floored the ideling engine as the race started to let it look some sort of interesting..
      VinnieL
      • 2 Years Ago
      No matter how much you polish a turd it's still a turd.
        graphikzking
        • 2 Years Ago
        @VinnieL
        And that turd beat all the other diamonds costing 2-3 times as much. It's still a fun project for a shop to put together a car like that and beat on cars that are supposed to be so much faster. If that shop tunes it for about 50-75 more hp, which I'm sure they are capable of doing, it might be a different conclusion.
      Seventy8
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ive not commented on anything in the past few months. I gotta say something here. Anybody can put together a go-kart with a jet engine and beat some one down the quarter mile. yeah the Juke gave the Veyron a run, but... I\'d STILL rather have a Bugatti. Car over an automobile (there is a difference) craftsmanship, details, heritage and design over a go-kart with a jet engine. There will always be some one faster, however it\'s the workmanship in these supercars that are unmatched. I guess that was fun
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