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Video: Nissan Juke-R gets a roll cage

Nissan has released a third update on the interesting Nissan Juke-R concept. This time its a video showing the muscly SUV’s new roll cage system being put together, and a sub frame and mounting points for the 3.8-litre Nissan GT-R engine and transmission.

As previously reported, the Nissan Juke-R concept, or project, is being developed almost for fun by Nissan engineers. Nissan will be using it as a base to test the public’s reaction though, in regards to a sports variant of the Nissan Juke.

The potential for a production version could be there, but it wouldn’t be as extreme as this Juke-R project. A production sports Juke would likely feature a more ‘civilised’ setup, offering a high-performance engine not quite as full-on as the GT-R package we have here.

The Nissan Juke-R project involves a completely redesigned chassis and suspension layout with, as you’ll see in the video below, a sophisticated roll cage system. It will also feature the Nissan GT-R 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine and driveline with 390kW/612Nm, capable of 0-100km/h in just under 3.0 seconds.

Click play on the video below to see the Nissan Juke-R concept coming together. We can’t wait to see this thing being tested out on a track. Stay tuned for more videos.

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.