Nissan Juke-R web build soldiers on with interior fittings

The crack team of engineers that Nissan put to task on building the Juke-R prototype worked hard on their assignment, and have taken us along every step of the way.

Fitting the mechanical bits from a GT-R into the tiny Juke crossover, it turns out, has been no easy task. So with the engine and drivetrain in place, it's time to start re-fitting the interior.

Sounds simple enough, right? Well, with the engine pushed that far back into what was the Juke's cabin, the boffins had to rethink everything, and make sure the controls were within easy reach for the lucky son of a gun (or poor soul) who'd be driving this beast. Follow the jump to see how they managed, and scope out the updated gallery of high-res still images.

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11.08.2011 , ROLLE, Switzerland

The driver is the most important part of any car and this fact is true within Juke-R. GT-R's 3.8-litre V6 engine has an impact on the interior of the car and it's vital that the driver is positioned where they can reach all of the controls and gain good visibility. This doesn't just mean the steering wheel and pedals - Juke-R's dashboard switches have had to be moved closer to the driver so they can be reached easily.

This video describes the details that go into making sure everything can be reached within the interior of Juke-R, highlighting that positioning the driver is a key part of the build.

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