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Nissan Juke-R Video: Finishing Touches


Two weeks ago, we showed you how Nissan and the engineers at RML were attempting to circumvent the laws of physics and make a Nissan Juke handle like a Nissan GT-R.

While lower springs, stiffer dampers and thicker roll bars are part of the equation, much of the Juke R’s improved handling can be attributed to its full roll cage and chassis braces, which do diminish some of the crossover’s functionality.

This week’s video is either the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning, depending upon your perspective. Called “Finishing Touches,” it covers the work that went into turning the Juke R into a near-production vehicle, complete with headliner, carpeting and a dashboard that blends the Juke’s styling with the GT-Rs instrument display.

Since a matte black paint finish would be difficult to care for and impossible to match, RML wrapped the completed Juke-R in a matte-finish black vinyl. This also simplifies the process of changing color schemes, should Nissan decide to repurpose the Juke-R in the future.

This video wraps up the building of the Juke-R, but it doesn’t mark the end of the video series. Next up is shakedown and testing, where we’ll finally get to see the Juke-R run in the environment it was designed for: the racetrack.
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