Nissan Juke-R Skids Across the Streets of Dubai in Supercar Race
Maybe you've seen the spicy little crossover called the Nissan Juke around town. It's affordable (with a starting MSRP around $20 grand), stylish, and has fantastic fuel economy ratings for a crossover (at 27 mpg city and 32 mpg highway). The Juke is impressive as-is, but Nissan recently took things up a notch with a suped-up version of the 2012 Nissan Juke, called the Nissan Juke-R. This Juke has an amazing 485- horsepower turbocharged V6 engine borrowed from the Nissan GTR supercar.
You may be asking, "Why would Nissan engineers supply a production vehicle with so much power?" The simple answer is: because they can. The longer answer is: the brand had high hopes to create the world's fastest crossover, and now Nissan asserts that it has, in fact, done so. The Nissan Juke-R recently raced against a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, a Ferrari 458 Italia, and a Lamborghini Gallardo around a constructed race course at the Dubai International Marine Club, and not only did the Juke-R beat all of its competitors- it did so by a an impressive margin. The other vehicles lagged behind the Juke for almost the entire race!
The Juke-R made its world debut as the Dubai 24 Hours race's official pace car on January 13,2012, and stayed in Dubai to complete this race, or as Nissan explains, "to take on the supercar establishment in their own urban back yard."1
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Source: 1 http://blogs.wsj.com/drivers-seat/2012/02/01/nissan-juke-r-a-modern-shelby-cobra-video/?mod=google_news_blog