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Nissan Juke-R unveiled in the metal


Video: The finished version of the Nissan Juke-R crossover has been unveiled for the first time

The 480hp car, which features Nissan GT-R running gear mated to a Juke body, was shown off during a press event in Spain.

The Juke-R is fitted with the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine from Nissan's flagship GT-R, and also uses a modified version of the coupe's 4WD driveline, plus its six-speed transaxle.

Two versions of the Nissan Juke-R are being created, one right-hand drive and one left. The cars have been developed by Nissan and are being built by leading motorsports outfit RML with input from Nissan Technology Centre for Europe (NTC-E). Testing of the car will begin in November.

Although the Japanese manufacturer says this car itself is not destined for production, it adds that the Juke-R is a "one-off concept to test the public's reaction to a seriously sporty Juke".

Hear from the engineers in the video below...

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