Nissan’s UK arm recently undertook an ambitious project when it decided to drop the running gear of a GT-R supercar into the body of its Juke crossover.
Building the Juke-R means taking the 390kW GT-R’s 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 motor and creating space for it in the compact crossover’s engine bay. That alone would be tricky enough but the Juke-R will also be fitted with the full all-wheel-drive system, the GT-R’s electronics and complete drivetrain. Not exactly something you’d knock together in your garage with a few mates.
All sorts of issues have already arisen for the engineers of the manic Juke including shortening the wheelbase of the standard GT-R and adapting the Juke dashboard to fit the GT-R display screen.
To show us what a tough task creating the Juke-R really is, Nissan UK have released another short video showing the build, check it out below. The two prototype models Nissan builds (in left- and right-hand drive) may be revealed at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show this December.
Till then view the video, and click here to find out more about this daring build.