Nissan Documents The Creation Of The Juke-R: Video


Last week we told you that the Nissan Juke-R was capable of sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds, and that the 485 horsepower grocery-getter was capable of a 160 mph top speed.

This week, Nissan confirms those numbers and gives us a new video on creating the world’s fastest crossover (that you can’t buy, at any price). For comparison, they’ve also included performance specs for a production-version Nissan Juke.

Despite the Juke-R’s 838-pound weight penalty (likely caused by the larger engine, roll cage and stouter all-wheel-drive system), it positively spanks the standard Juke in the run from 0 to 100 km/h. The Juke-R hits the mark in the previously mentioned 3.7 seconds, while the all-wheel-drive Juke with the CVT takes 8.4 seconds to reach the same speed.

The Juke runs out of steam at 124 miles per hour, while the Juke-R still has 36 miles per hour in reserve. Thanks to its 5.7-inch wider track and two inch lower ride height, the Juke-R is capable of carrying a lot more speed into corners than its more pedestrian stablemate. While none of this is new information, we're still enamored enough with the uber-Juke to digest all that Nissan feeds us.

Look for the Juke-R to make its performance debut this weekend, pacing the 24 Hours of Dubai race. We’re pretty sure that Nissan will generate a video of this, too, so stay tuned for more footage of the Juke-R in action.

 
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