Nissan Juke-R video build continues – interior fit out

November 11th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

The hard working crew at Nissan UK are pushing on with building the Juke-R prototype and have revealed their latest video.

Fitting the mechanical bits from Nissan’s GT-R supercar into the tiny Juke crossover has proved understandably tricky. But as seen in previous videos, the team has got the engine and drivetrain in place and it’s time to start re-fitting the interior.

Just throw in a couple of buckets and some gauges right? Nah it’s not that easy. With the large GT-R engine pushed back into what was the Juke’s cabin, the builder’s needed to rework almost everything to make sure the controls were accessible to whatever brave soul is going to pilot this unnatural beast.

To see how the Juke-R team got on watch the video below. Continue reading “Nissan Juke-R video build continues – interior fit out” »

Nissan unveils completed Juke-R concept

October 26th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

Nissan has pulled a shock unveiling of its hardcore Juke-R concept car at a media launch in Malaga, Spain. This is the first time the finished project has been seen in the flesh.

Nissan will build two examples of the Juke-R one in left-hand drive and one in right-hand drive. The two concept machines will be used for testing purposes from next month and may lead to a slightly tamer production version in the future.

The concepts come equipped with the GT-R’s twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre 390kW V6 engine and advanced four-wheel drive system. It also features a widened body painted in a matte black finish, aerodynamic tweaking and large GT-R-style black alloy wheels wrapped in low profile tyres. The Juke-R interior has also been given an extensive refit with a 4WD controller, GT-R touch screen and engine control system all installed. Continue reading “Nissan unveils completed Juke-R concept” »

Porsche 911 configurator makes a dreamy distraction

September 5th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

Calling all dreamers out there, the new 2012 Porsche 911 configurator has just gone online so you can build your personalised car online and drive it in your imagination.

As you’d expect the new 911 is available from new in a wide range of exterior colours, interior trim specifications and wheel options. It’s best to pretend money is no issue and up-spec your virtual 911 as far as you can go – and that is pretty far. Exterior colours include new hues like ‘Cognac Metallic’ and the rather dubious ‘Lime Gold Metallic’ which come at a premium. If they are too much you can stick to traditional colour combos like a Guards Red exterior and beige leather interior.

Other options include detailing like coloured centre caps on the 20-inch wheels, a rear windscreen wiper, sunroof, black instrument dials and all manner of performance upgrades. Continue reading “Porsche 911 configurator makes a dreamy distraction” »

Build your own Bugatti with new online configurator

December 16th, 2010 by Darren Cottingham

When playing the ‘if you could choose any car’ game the Bugatti Veyron is the choice for many, but for the few who can actually afford one time is quickly running out. Bugatti’s production run of 300 Veyrons is quickly approaching its end but to keep things interesting for fans and possibly for serious buyers too, Bugatti has launched a new online configurator for its uncompromising supercar.

The new configurator lets you choose and modify most of the Veyron’s details, including the various color combinations and also grille designs, wheel patterns and even seat belt coloring. Once you’ve got your Veyron just right, you can print out a PDF of your preferences to take to your nearest Bugatti dealer or just stick to your wall.

The configurator is available for the ‘standard’ Veyron and the convertible Grand Sport model while the harder core Super Sport is only available in a limited range of colors and is rumoured to be already sold out.

To sort out your perfect Bugatti Veyron, click here to visit Bugatti’s website.

Ariel Atom 3 gets built in time-lapse footage

October 6th, 2010 by Darren Cottingham

A track day racing Ariel Atom gets built in this time-lapse video

Build your own BMW Z4 GT3 in 600 hours (+video)

September 13th, 2010 by Darren Cottingham

The BMW Z4 GT3 race car is one serious piece of kit, it has a fixed-roof and is fully race-ready. Instead of the straight six found in the production model, the Z4 GT3 is powered by a 480-horsepower 4.0-litre V8 matched up with a six-speed sequential gearbox. Designed and engineered entirely as a track machine – the Z4 means business and is priced accordingly at around $400,000 USD. Once you’ve ponied up the money the Z4 is then shipped to you… in pieces.

BMW ships the car out in boxes and despite the price tag it’s up to the proud new owner to piece it all together. Recently a Swedish racing crew named Team West Coast Racing, did just that. The entire build took them 600 hours and they kept a camera rolling all along. A time-lapse video captures the action as bare chassis slowly becomes a complete race car.

Check out the video of the build below. Continue reading “Build your own BMW Z4 GT3 in 600 hours (+video)” »