The Juke-R is coming soon, complete with the turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 from the GT-R.
We all know by now that Nissan is busy prepping a GT-R-powered Juke. But placing the supercar's turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 into the engine bay of the Juke is not as easy as it sounds due to a number of engineering and electrical issues. Fortunately, some talented engineers are on the case. In this new video posted by the Japanese automaker, some of the project's team members discuss the various obstacles they've had to overcome in order to make the Juke-R possible.
Normally, the Juke comes powered by a 1.6-liter I4 with just 188hp. So imagine having the GT-R's 500+hp V6 in the smaller compact. Quite a thing, isn't it?
According to Chris Horton, the lead engineer at RML, the racing and engineering company that's helping to create the Juke-R, "The changes to put the GT-R running gear into a Juke required the whole floor plan to be removed and the whole thing to be rebuilt from the ground up." The video is pretty cool and we can't wait for the first performance tests of this insane little compact crossover.