Is the Juke-R Better than the 911 GT2 RS?


Two excellent models face off in England, but there can only be one winner.

Does the Nissan GT-R-powered Juke-R have a chance against the most powerful road-going Porsche 911 ever built? Car and Driver seeks to find out whether the supercar-killing sleeper known as the Juke-R can take out the 911 GT2 RS. Abroad's backdrop for the competition was the Bedford Autodrome. The Nissan Juke-R utilizes the GT-R's shortened chassis, 3.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 and four-wheel drive system. It will be produced in a limited production run, however each unit will carry a wildly-expensive $590,000 price tag.

The Juke-R used in this video is based on the older 485 horsepower setup, however the production version will use the new 2012 GT-R as its foundation. Jethro Bovingdon says it feels more aggressive than the GT-R itself though it does have a downside - it weighs in at over 4,000lbs.

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The Porsche 911 GT2 RS, in comparison, weighs a little over 3,000lbs and uses a built-for-speed twin-turbo 3.6-liter flat-six rated at 611hp in a rear-wheel drive setup. Bovingdon lauds everything from its brakes to its Michelin Cup tires. All told, in a lap around the Bedford Autodrome the Porsche 911 GT2 RS is unsurprisingly quicker and hits a faster top speed. With peak speeds of 117.84mph to 112.52mph, the 911 finished just over a second quicker and, says Bovingdon, should conditions improve on the track the GT2 RS would widen that gap significantly.

Bruntingthorpe Airport then played host to a drag race between the two powerful autos. The Nissan Juke-R held the lead up until both models hit 60mph, however after that it was Porsche all day.

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