What do you get when a shove the 591hp and 657Nm of torque engine from a Nissan GT-R Nismo into a Nissan Juke? The start of an epic drag race!
When Nissan made the original Juke-R, it only had a V6 engine that developed 485hp and 588Nm of torque. That clearly wasn’t enough for the Japanese carmaker so with version 2.0 of the Juke-R, they accommodated a few parts from their flagship supercar into it.
That means that underneath the Juke bodywork with various carbon fibre bits on it lies the GT-R Nismo’s engine and drivetrain.
This video by Autocar takes both cars and pits them in a one-on-one drag race to find out if the Juke-R 2.0 is capable of harnessing its new found power to trump the GT-R. Now, due to the immense power in the Juke, a rolling start was implemented to make sure the transmission is preserved because there will only be 17 of these Juke-R 2.0s running around.
In the Juke was Autocar employee Matt Prior while Nissan’s GT Academy winner, Jann Mardenborough gets behind the wheel of GT-R, both with their respective passenger ballasts.
We won’t spoil the results but the super crossover certainly puts up a good fight. Now the question is, what other Nissan vehicles should be stuffed with a GT-R Nismo engine?