For those who don't recall, Nissan first launched the Juke-R four years ago – the year after the production Juke first hit the market. The idea was to cross-breed the little crossover with a GT-R and create what was billed as the world's first crossover supercar. Version 2.0 takes the idea even further.
In place of the 545-horsepower twin-turbo V6 from the GT-R available at the time it was built, the Juke-R 2.0 packs the upgraded 600-horsepower engine from the GT-R Nismo. It also incorporates the enhancements applied to the facelifted Juke revealed last year, including its revised lighting and bodywork. Only the Juke-R 2.0 also features entirely new bumpers front and rear, wheel arches, side sills, and more, all crafted from carbon fiber and coated in matte black.
Nissan isn't saying exactly what she'll do. Considering, however, that the existing version could sprint from a standstill to 60 in three seconds flat, the added power could only make it even quicker. Le Mans driver Jann Mardenborough will be driving up the hill at Goodwood, and we doubt it'll take him much time at all to reach the top.
- Nissan upgrades its legendary original Juke-R Crossover supercar
- The Juke-R 2.0 concept makes its global dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed (26-28 June in the UK)
- Drawing on impressive performance from the GT-R, the Juke-R 2.0 will reach 600bhp
- LM P1 driver and GT Academy winner Jann Mardenborough to showcase the Juke-R 2.0 up the famous Goodwood hill
- Launched this Summer to kick start the fifth anniversary of the Nissan Juke
The birth of the Nissan Juke-R set a benchmark in 2011 as the world's first Crossover supercar, marrying Nissan's innovative Juke with the engine and running gear from the legendary Nissan GT-R - the brand's flagship sportscar. Now four years on, Juke-R has been given an exciting upgrade to reflect the latest model of the Juke coupled with even more power and bolder styling - welcome the Juke-R 2.0.
The global debut of the Juke-R 2.0 will take place at the thrilling annual Goodwood Festival of Speed on Thursday 25 June on the Nissan stand, before being displayed in the Supercar Paddock for the remainder of the weekend.
Visitors at Goodwood, along with those watching the spectacular event on television, will also witness the Juke-R 2.0 make its dynamic debut on Goodwood's Hillclimb on all three days of the event, driven by Nissan GT Academy graduate and Le Mans 24 Hours driver, Jann Mardenborough.
Based on the updated Nissan Juke launched in 2014 which features several significant design and technical enhancements, the Juke-R 2.0 has been injected with further levels of GT-R testosterone to now reach 600hp. Still sporting the iconic 'R' matt black, the Juke-R 2.0 is an even more muscular, bolder and powerful version of its predecessor.
Gareth Dunsmore, Marketing Communications General Manager for Nissan Europe said, "The Juke-R has become an iconic Crossover supercar and with the launch of the latest Juke model last year, it was the natural choice to upgrade the original Juke-R with added power and even bolder styling. The Juke-R 2.0 is a perfect 'crossover' of the best bits of Nissan - real innovation showcasing our Crossover prowess fused with the excitement of the GT-R supercar engine."
Soon to celebrate the Juke's fifth anniversary of production, the Juke-R 2.0 arrives in time to celebrate the birthday of Europe's best loved compact crossover. With over 600,000 sales across Europe since initially launched in 2010, the Juke continues to highlight Nissan's position as crossover leaders, alongside the award winning Qashqai and adventure-inspiring X-Trail.
For further information about the Nissan Juke and its impressive personalisation options, or any of Nissan's advanced range of Crossover cars, go to http://www.localwebsites.com/ or visit your local dealer.