ROLLE, Switzerland, January 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Top Speed of 257kph and 0-100kph in 3.7 Seconds for World's Fastest Crossover
- Nissan Juke-R reaches completion with release of performance statistics
- Juke and GT-R have combined to create compact crossover capable of 257kph
- 0-100kph in 3.7 seconds achieved in testing
- 22 week project extensively documented and shared via Facebook and You Tube http://www.youtube.com/user/NissanJuke http://www.facebook.com/NissanJukeOfficial
Nissan has confirmed the performance statistics for Juke-R - the supercar crossover concept that combines the power and handling of the legendary GT-R with the bold design of Juke.
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Juke-R's 485bhp 3.8-litre V6 twin turbo engine propels the car from a standing start to 100kph in just 3.7 seconds, before continuing on to a top speed of 257kph.
Testing has proved that Juke-R enjoys supercar handling, thanks to use of the Nissan GT-R's suspension and drivetrain as well as an FIA-specification roll cage and unique split rear wing. In a straight line, the GT-R's more aerodynamic shape ensures that its top speed is higher despite the same power plant being used in each. GT-R also remains lighter than Juke-R due to the roll cage and extra chassis reinforcement that has been required to place the supercar's components into a Juke body.
Juke-R's physical dimensions obviously resemble Juke more than GT-R. The car is the same length, height and has the same wheelbase as Juke while the width has increased, with flared wheel arches surrounding 20-inch RAYS forged alloy wheels.
Inside, the driver and passenger sit in OMP race seats but with all the controls and instruments from GT-R at their fingertips. The 7-inch touch-screen display is in the centre of the dashboard, providing access to the wealth of information about the car to which any GT-R owner has become accustomed.
During the 22 week project, Nissan 'opened the doors' on the creation of Juke-R, documenting the development and releasing a series of 10 videos on You Tube and via the Nissan Juke Facebook page - a series which has achieved over 2.2 million views in just 10 weeks. Today marks the release of the wrap-up video bringing together the full development story, showing the car in all its dynamic glory. The next instalments are scheduled for January when the Nissan Juke-R hits the road.
To watch the latest Juke-R video and to follow the rest of the car's story, visit:
SOURCE Nissan Europe