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  • Nissan upgrades its legendary original Juke-R Crossover supercar
  • The Juke-R 2.0 concept makes its global dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed (26-28 June in the UK)
  • Drawing on impressive performance from the GT-R, the Juke-R 2.0 will reach 600bhp
  • LM P1 driver and GT Academy winner Jann Mardenborough to showcase the Juke-R 2.0 up the famous Goodwood hill
  • Launched this Summer to kick start the fifth anniversary of the Nissan Juke

The birth of the Nissan Juke-R set a benchmark in 2011 as the world’s first Crossover supercar, marrying Nissan’s innovative Juke with the engine and running gear from the legendary Nissan GT-R – the brand’s flagship sportscar. Now four years on, Juke-R has been given an exciting upgrade to reflect the latest model of the Juke coupled with even more power and bolder styling – welcome the Juke-R 2.0.

The global debut of the Juke-R 2.0 will take place at the thrilling annual Goodwood Festival of Speed on Thursday 25 June on the Nissan stand, before being displayed in the Supercar Paddock for the remainder of the weekend.

Visitors at Goodwood, along with those watching the spectacular event on television, will also witness the Juke-R 2.0 make its dynamic debut on Goodwood’s Hillclimb on all three days of the event, driven by Nissan GT Academy graduate and Le Mans 24 Hours driver, Jann Mardenborough.

Based on the updated Nissan Juke launched in 2014 which features several significant design and technical enhancements, the Juke-R 2.0 has been injected with further levels of GT-R testosterone to now reach 600hp. Still sporting the iconic ‘R’ matt black, the Juke-R 2.0 is an even more muscular, bolder and powerful version of its predecessor.

Gareth Dunsmore, Marketing Communications General Manager for Nissan Europe said, “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 and of the GT-R supercar engine.”

Soon to celebrate the Juke’s fifth anniversary of production, the Juke-R 2.0 arrives in time to celebrate the birthday of Europe’s best loved compact crossover. With over 600,000 sales across Europe since initially launched in 2010, the Juke continues to highlight Nissan’s position as crossover leaders, alongside the award winning Qashqai and adventure-inspiring X-Trail.

Juke-R 2.0 Specification

The Juke-R was based on the original Juke production car launched in 2010. The Juke-R 2.0 is based on the newer Juke model launched in 2014 to which there were several significant design changes and also technical enhancements. One of these elements was the extensive personalisation options introduced based on customers’ desire. There was also a new lamp shape, LED running lights and LED bulbs in the taillights to give a fresh appearance, while new door mirrors incorporate LED side turn repeaters. The new Nissan V-motion grille at the front is a further feature.

Specific updates/features on the Juke-R 2.0 include:

  • Bodywork
    • Front bumper; heavily redesigned both aesthetically and functionally. The cooling apertures in the front bumper are increased in size by over 100% due to increased engine cooling demand as the vehicle now runs with an uprated 600bhp engine. The bumper is manufactured from 100% carbon fibre
    • Rear bumper; manufactured entirely from carbon fibre, but incorporates a visual carbon diffuser. The bumper will have new exhaust cowlings; these are manufactured from high temperature carbon
    • The rear winglets are now of a one piece carbon fibre design with a visual carbon finish
    • The front fenders are new shape MY2015 Juke and from standard steel
    • The front and rear fender wheel arch flares are new carbon pieces blended in to the bumper and sill designs
    • The side sillsare a tweaked aesthetic design, manufactured from carbon fibre
    • The front headlights, upper and lower, are from the new MY2015 Juke
    • The tail-lights are also from the MY2015 Juke
    • The bonnet is from the new MY2015 Juke and has integrated bare carbon engine cooling ducts – these are slightly repositioned from the previous Juke-R to further improve engine and turbo cooling
    • The Juke-R 2.0 uses the newer design GT-R wheels rather than the previous version
    • Colour is matte black as before
  • Interior
    • No change, other than roof lining is now black
  • Engine
    • The GT-R engine has been uprated to 600bhp – the same output as the ultimate GT-R, the NISMO
  • Electronics
    • The headlights, tail lights and daytime running lights (DRLs) required the wiring looms of the original car to be updated to accommodate Nissan’s latest lighting technology
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