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Nissan Juke-R unveiled in full by surprise in Spain

Nissan has shocked us all by unveiling the Nissan Juke-R concept in full at a recent Nissan Qashqai launch in Spain. The company has released a couple of videos in the past few weeks and then went suspiciously quiet for a little while there. Now we know why.

As already revealed, the Nissan Juke-R project is all about testing the limits and previewing what is possible. Nissan has no intentions to put the insane Nissan Juke-R with Nissan GT-R running gear into production, but it will be testing the hot crossover and testing it against public reaction.

If it is received well, Nissan may develop and produce a performance variant of the Nissan Juke, however, watered down somewhat compared with the Nissan Juke-R unveiled here.

The Nissan Juke-R unveiled uses a completely re-engineered chassis with a reinforced chassis structure and roll cage, as well as revised underpinnings to accommodate the Nissan GT-R 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 running gear.

The Nissan Juke-R project was built by engineering firm Ray Mallock Limited as well as the Nissan Technology Centre for Europe (NTC-E). Inside is decked out in a bespoke layout featuring the Nissan GT-R touch screen central display unit and a club-spec-style interior.

Nissan announced that it is building two versions of the Nissan Juke-R, one in left-hand drive and one in right-hand drive. Testing of the vehicles is set to commence in November. Stay tuned for more videos.

Also check out our previous reports and videos here:
Video: Nissan Juke-R gets a roll cage
Video: Nissan Juke-R project coming together
Video: Nissan Juke-R story – part 2
Nissan Juke-R concept with GT-R running gear unveiled (with video)

For more information on Nissan vehicles that are available, head over to the Nissan Australia website.

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.