A few days ago rumors spread that the Nissan Juke R could win a very nervous version equipped with no less than the engine of the Nissan GT-R supercar. For unbelievers, the official response. Nissan has confirmed it is working on the 2012 Nissan Juke R. The brand even released a video development.
The 2012 Nissan Juke R is being developed in partnership between RML (British manufacturer of racing cars) and Nissan Technical Centre Europe. The video shows that a normal Juke is getting the engine and transmission GT-R. Inside, the model will also receive a multifunctional touch screen of the GT-R, its instrumentation and controls. For security reasons, the Juke is also given the strengthening of a steel tube frame.
Just as the supercar, the Nissan Juke R will feature four-wheel drive and will have nearly 600 horsepower. Only two units will be manufactured, a unit with steering wheel on the right and the steering wheel on the left side, but both will be fully approved for use on streets and roads.
The two units should be ready by November, because the goal is to show them at the Tokyo Motor Show.