Could it cost nearly $600k again?
Set to make its official debut this weekend at Goodwood, Nissan has just released specs and photos of its Juke-R 2.0. And like the first Juke-R, the original crossover supercar, that debuted back in 2011, this one is powered by the same formidable twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 found in the GT-R NISMO. Holy crap balls. The first Juke-R had 478 hp. This time it’s been increased by 112 ponies for a total of around 600 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque. Official performance specs haven’t been released.
However, we can expect to see this surpass its predecessor’s 0-62 time of 3.7 seconds and top speed of 160 mph. Aside from the upgraded engine, the Juke-R 2.0 features a new carbon fiber front bumper with larger air vents for better engine cooling. The rear bumper, also made of carbon fiber, even has a carbon diffuser. The headlights and taillights match those found on the recently refreshed Juke. The front and rear wheel arches have been restyled as well. The interior, with the sole exception of new black roof lining, remains unchanged. For now, Nissan is referring to this only as a concept, but the previous Juke R did go into very limited production at a price of around $590,000 a pop. More details to come this weekend.