Four years have passed since Nissan blew our minds with the amazingly awesome Juke-R Concept. As if the idea of cramming the running gear of a 2012 GT-R under the quirky body of the Nissan Juke wasn’t good enough, though, Nissan’s engineering and motorsports teams are at it again. Meet the Nissan Juke-R 2.0. Equipped with the latest performance of both the GT-R NISMO and the updated styling of the 2015 Juke, the Nissan Juke-R 2.0 continues to be the world’s only crossover supercar.

The Nissan Juke-R 2.0 will be unveiled this weekend at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and like the first Juke-R, this concept will not be a static display. When it isn’t lounging around at the Goodwood Supercar Paddock, the Juke-R 2.0 will be making hill climb runs with Nissan Le Mans 24 Hours driver Jann Mardenborough behind the wheel.

Continue reading to learn more about the Nissan Juke-R 2.0 Concept.

  • 2016 Nissan Juke-R 2.0 Concept
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    2016
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  • 0-60 time:
    6.5 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    28000 (Est.)
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Exterior

Like we’ve seen from the GT-R, the styling evolution from Juke-R to Juke-R 2.0 was subtle... or as subtle as a matte-black, wide-body Nissan Juke can be anyway. For starters, the Juke-R 2.0 gets all of the same styling changes as the updated 2015 Juke including the grille, headlights and taillights, but the Nissan styling team also managed to inject some added GT-R cues into the new Juke-R with a new front fascia that is more aggressive and more functional (Nissan says the openings are twice the size of the previous Juke-R allowing for more air flow and cooling to the engine and turbos). Most of the Juke’s body carries over, but added pieces such as the rear fascia, fender extensions, side sills and rear winglets are all constructed from carbon fiber.

Interior

2011 Nissan Juke-R High Resolution Interior
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Note: 2011 Nissan Juke-R interior shown.

With the exception of a new black headliner, the interior of the Juke-R carries over untouched to Juke-R 2.0. This means that Juke’s standard interior has pretty much been gutted in favor of a full roll cage and a pair of racing seats with harnesses, while the highlight of the cabin is the fact that the GT-R’s telematics system has been seamlessly integrated into the Juke’s center stack.

Drivetrain

2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition Drivetrain
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Note: Nissan GT-R V-6 engine shown.

Having already made room under hood and body for the GT-R’s engine and all-wheel-drive system, upgrading to the newer and more powerful GT-R NISMO powertrain must have a relatively simple task. Using the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 from the 2012 GT-R meant that the original Juke-R packed quite a punch with 545 horsepower at its disposal, but the new Juke-R 2.0 brings even more power to the table with the GT-R NIMSO’s 600-horsepower output.

A dual-clutch, six-speed transmission channels the power to all four wheels, and thanks to its stubby dimensions the Juke-R NISMO may be able to come close to replicating the GT-R’s set-back engine position for better balance. The previous Juke-R managed a 3.7-second 0-60 mph run; with even more power and an updated drivetrain, the Juke-R NISMO could shave even more time off of that. Because hey, if you’re going to go insane, why go only halfway?

The visibly widened track hints that the Juke-R NISMO is once again riding on oversized 21-inch wheels and the GT-R’s track.

Conclusion

Just like the GT-R, which continues to push the limits in terms of power and performance, the Nissan Juke-R 2.0 shows that Nissan is serious about staying ahead of the pack… even in a segment when there is no real direct competitor. Although the Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb features some of the best performance and race cars from around the globe stretching all eras of the automotive industry, the Juke-R 2.0 should be one of the most exciting vehicles to watch take on the famed 1.16-mile course.

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Press Release

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.

2016 Nissan Juke-R 2.0 Concept High Resolution Exterior
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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 and 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.

Juke-R 2.0 Specification

2016 Nissan Juke-R 2.0 Concept High Resolution Exterior
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The Juke-R was based on the original Juke production car launched in 2010. The Juke-R 2.0 is based on the newer Juke model launched in 2014 to which there were several significant design changes and also technical enhancements. One of these elements was the extensive personalisation options introduced based on customers’ desire. There was also a new lamp shape, LED running lights and LED bulbs in the taillights to give a fresh appearance, while new door mirrors incorporate LED side turn repeaters. The new Nissan V-motion grille at the front is a further feature.

Specific updates/features on the Juke-R 2.0 include:

Bodywork
Front bumper; heavily redesigned both aesthetically and functionally. The cooling apertures in the front bumper are increased in size by over 100% due to increased engine cooling demand as the vehicle now runs with an uprated 600bhp engine. The bumper is manufactured from 100% carbon fibre
Rear bumper; manufactured entirely from carbon fibre, but incorporates a visual carbon diffuser. The bumper will have new exhaust cowlings; these are manufactured from high temperature carbon
The rear winglets are now of a one piece carbon fibre design with a visual carbon finish
The front fenders are new shape MY2015 Juke and from standard steel
The front and rear fender wheel arch flares are new carbon pieces blended in to the bumper and sill designs
The side sillsare a tweaked aesthetic design, manufactured from carbon fibre
The front headlights, upper and lower, are from the new MY2015 Juke
The tail-lights are also from the MY2015 Juke
The bonnet is from the new MY2015 Juke and has integrated bare carbon engine cooling ducts - these are slightly repositioned from the previous Juke-R to further improve engine and turbo cooling
The Juke-R 2.0 uses the newer design GT-R wheels rather than the previous version
Colour is matte black as before
Interior
No change, other than roof lining is now black
Engine
The GT-R engine has been uprated to 600bhp – the same output as the ultimate GT-R, the NISMO
Electronics
The headlights, tail lights and daytime running lights (DRLs) required the wiring looms of the original car to be updated to accommodate Nissan’s latest lighting technology

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