NEW 592bhp Nissan Juke-R 2.0

Nissan unveils new Juke-R 2.0 ahead of Goodwood debut

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Following the teaser image posted two weeks ago, Nissan has released more info and images on its second generation Juke-R crossover, which will make its debut at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The new Juke-R retains the same 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 as found in the original model – which crankandpiston took for a spin on-track in 2012 – and Nissan’s headline GT-R. Total power has also been upped from 545bhp to 592bhp, bringing with it a sub-three second 0-100kph time and a top speed over 320kph. Gone though is the ‘Juke-R Nismo’ name, replaced with a more sensible Juke-R 2.0 moniker.

The Nissan bodywork has also been given a spruce, incorporating the new headlamp design, day-running lights and ‘V-motion’ grille design found on the reworked Juke. The front bumper is now made from carbon fibre and includes larger air intakes for improved engine cooling. New carbon fibre sills cover the sides, while at the rear a new carbon fibre bumper with a large diffuser and more prominent exhaust cowlings make their first appearance. The new 2.0 includes the same menacing black paint finish, while the interior cabin retains the FIA-spec roll-cage, bucket seats and steering wheel mounted paddles for the six-speed dual-clutch gearbox from its predecessor. The newboy runs atop new alloys found on the current gen GT-R.

No word yet on production numbers or price, but expect the latter to be around the $600K mark.

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