That said, it’s hard to argue with the performance numbers put out by Nissan and reported by World Car Fans. The Juke-R can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 160 mph.
Just for reference, the BMW X6 M takes another 0.6 seconds to hit 60 mph, and it’s governed to a top speed of 155 mph. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo takes 4.6 seconds to hit the mile-per-minute mark, but it does have a top speed (on the track, of course) of 172 miles per hour.
We’ve been pretty clear that the Juke-R is an engineering exercise that will be used for promotions and motorsports only and will never see the inside of a Nissan showroom. Judging from some of the questions submitted by fans on Facebook, this hasn’t been well communicated.
Just to be clear, if Nissan did build the Juke-R, its cost would be so prohibitive that they’d never sell a single unit. It would probably be less expensive (though infinitely more complex) to build your own from a crashed GT-R and a donor Juke.
We’d bet that project would still run the cost of a new Porsche 911 by the time all was said and done, and we’d much rather have the reliable production car (with the full warranty). We admire the Juke-R for what it is, but also fully understand what it isn’t.