Nissan creates 600bhp Juke-R monster

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Nissan Juke-R

Nissan has transformed itself from being a purveyor of bland boxes to the creator of some of the most bizarre mashups in automotive history.

Not content with simply blending a supermini with an off-roader to create the Juke, the Japanese company mated its Juke with the ferocious GT-R supercar, to make the Juke-R. And now it's created the Juke-R 2.0, which is set to make an appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend.

Complete with menacing matte black paintwork, this second generation Juke has lost its sense of supermini proportions and insect-like 'face' and now looks more like a stealth bomber, with bulging contours and indecent amounts of muscle.

With a 600bhp motor pinched from the GT-R crammed under its stubby little bonnet, the Juke-R's bite should definitely back up its bark at this week's Goodwood Festival of Speed, with LM P1 driver Jann Mardenborough at the wheel.

Celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, this super-Juke was on display on the Nissan stand before being moved to the Supercar Paddock alongside more conventional supercars. The Juke-R will also make its moving debut on Goodwood's hillclimb route through the weekend.

Talking about the updated Juke, Gareth Dunsmore, Marketing Communications General Manager for Nissan Europe said: "The Juke-R has become an iconic crossover supercar and with the launch of the latest Juke model last year, it was the natural choice to upgrade the original Juke-R with added power and even bolder styling.

"The Juke-R 2.0 is a perfect 'crossover' of the best bits of Nissan – real innovation showcasing our Crossover prowess fused with the excitement and of the GT-R supercar engine."

Nissan unveils updated Juke-R

Nissan unveils updated Juke-R