Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Nissan | posted June 26, 2015 09:35
The Juke-R Nismo 2.0 revealed ahead of 2015 Goodwood debut
With just one day left before the start of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. held the early reveal of the all-new Juke-R Nismo 2.0. Described by the company as an upgraded version of the first Juke-R Nismo that was only limited to 21 units, Nissan states that the 2.0 model packs more power along with a radical-looking exterior.
Based on the 2014 Juke, the crossover supercar gets an aerodynamic carbon fiber bodykit that is comprised of a large bumper, side skirts, wide wheel arches, roof-mounted rear spoiler and a rear bumper that integrates the diffuser and the exhaust pipes.
Under the hood, it is driven by the familiar GT-R-sourced 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 but has been boosted to crank out 600 PS and 652 Nm of torque, eclipsing the previous figures of the first Juke-R which only produced 492 PS and 588 Nm of torque.
“The Juke-R has become an iconic Crossover supercar and with the launch of the latest Juke model last year, it was the natural choice to upgrade the original Juke-R with added power and even bolder styling. The Juke-R 2.0 is a perfect ‘crossover' of the best bits of Nissan - real innovation showcasing our Crossover prowess fused with the excitement of the GT-R supercar engine,” said Gareth Dunsmore, Marketing Communications General Manager for Nissan Europe.
The crossover supercar is set to climb the iconic Goodwood Hill and will be driven by Nissan GT Academy graduate and Le Mans driver Jann Mardenborough.
As it is only a concept, there is still no word yet if Nissan would greenlight it for future production.