We haven't heard much about the Nissan Juke-R since the hyper-performance crossover was confirmed for production, but with the first example on its way to a very wealthy customer, Nissan has given us a look at Juke-R No. 001. This GT-R in a Juke's skin was originally built as a one-off concept vehicle, and now this white Juke-R is the first of only a "handful" of models that Nissan is planning to build.
The Nissan Juke R is a gaggle of impressive numbers: 1,540 hours and 22 weeks of development time, 11 videos of its development, several upset bosses, 480 GT-R-derived horsepower and 428 pound-feet – and to that group we can add a 3.7-second 0-to-60 time and a top speed of 160 miles per hour. Yes, 3.7 seconds may be a second slower than the GT-R, but it's only two-tenths of a second slower than the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.
Work is coming along nicely on the Nissan Juke-R. The automaker has released another video in its series of build clips, and fabricators have begun tweaking the Juke chassis to accept all the drive line, suspension and brake components from the mighty GT-R. This just goes to further enforce one of the great laws of modification: there's nothing a plasma cutter can't fix. The newest video also details the kind of cage work that has gone into making sure the high-horsepower Juke-R can keep its occ