Call it controversial. Call it ugly. But one thing most people who’ve driven the Nissan Juke can likely agree on is that it’s anything but boring. Though we don’t have many qualms about the Juke’s performance as is, Nissan is apparently taking the crossover to the tippy top of its high-performance ladder, endowing the Juke with GT-R power, according to Auto Express.
A Nissan Europe spokesperson has confirmed for us the existence of a one-off special Juke model, known internally as the “Super Juke.” The crossover reportedly packs the same 530-hp twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-6 and all-wheel drive system as Nissan’s halo car, the GT-R. The Super Juke will rocket to 62 mph from a standstill in 4.0 seconds flat, and could have a top speed close to 170 mph, according to Auto Express. If true, that represents a significant bump in straight-line speed compared to the standard Juke model, which has a top speed of 134 mph.
Visually, this Juke on steroids gets the full super car treatment (Kuro Edition shown), receiving a lowered ride height, GT-R-like wheels, a split rear spoiler, and jet fighter-esque NACA ducts on the hood. Auto Express says the interior is gutted for weight reduction, but remains simple and functional. The Nissan spokesperson said no further details on the Super Juke are available at this time, but to expect more info sometime next week. With the few details we have now, we can’t clearly see the logic in actually producing a car like this – but we’ll be the last to complain if Nissan actually does it.
Source: Auto Express