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Nissan Juke-R first track test drive videos at Silverstone UPDATE: official video

Two new videos have just been released showing a preview drive of the Nissan Juke-R concept on Silverstone circuit in the UK.

This is the project Nissan boffins have been working on, involving slotting a GT-R engine and running gear into a compact Nissan Juke SUV/crossover.

With vast modifications to the underbody, chassis, suspension, and brakes, the Nissan Juke-R concept is now a complete monster of the vehicle.

The exterior is also custom-made to suit the larger dimensions of the GT-R running gear, so there’s heavily pumped wheel arches, and redesigned front and rear bumper bars.

The exterior also gets a bespoke bodykit incorporating front and rear spoilers, side skirts and various cooling and heat-extracting vents.

Under the bonnet sits the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine from the early model R35 GT-R. Power output is rated at 485hp (362kW).

UPDATE: the official track shakedown and testing video from Nissan has been released. See first video below.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.