Economy cars: they're cheap, they're omnipresent, and most of all, they're cheap. That means that it's very easy to buy one on the low and turn it into something unhinged.
The Nissan Juke-R is the company's tiny little Juke crossover stuffed with the powerful guts of the Nissan GT-R — one of the fastest cars on the planet. Here's the story of how a bunch of lunatic Nissan engineers quietly and secretly built the most audacious production car in a generation without anyone finding out.
Today, you are about to see a Nissan Juke drag race a Bugatti Veyron and nearly win. Really. And no, you have not been zapped into a parallel universe where the laws of physics and nature as you understand them no longer apply.
Everyone seemed to get a huge kick out of seeing Scottish singer Amy Macdonald in last week's "Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car" segment of Top Gear. I mean, you'd have to be crazy not to. She's adorable! She has owned three Audi R8s! She has a Ferrari 458 Italia! She used to own a Nissan GT-R but thought it was too…
Were you as excited to pick up The Dark Knight Rises on Blu-Ray this week as I was? Do you love that movie so much in spite of its bizarre pacing, massive plot holes and the leaps in logic required to get through it just like I do? If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, have I got the car for you!
We've driven the Nissan Juke R in Dubai, so it's with authority that we can say the 545-horsepower GT-R-powered crossover is as wild as it looks. We can also say with authority that we're not surprised Nissan found enough people willing to fork over the serious cash necessary to make the company produce this mental…
Taking a Nissan GT-R to race a bunch of exotic supercars is beating a dead horse at this point. But what about its tall-boy equally-well-endowed brother, the Juke R?
We exclusively broke the news of Nissan Europe's Juke R project back in September. All we knew then was some strange "super Juke" crossover had been endowed with a GT-R's engine. Since then, we've seen all 11 episodes of its build-video series on YouTube. Now we've driven it. But is it all we hoped for? Let's find out.
The GT-R-powered Nissan Juke we first, exclusively, told you about last month now has a name: the Nissan Juke-R. Oh, we'd Juke-R. We'd Juke-R so good Carlos Tavares would chase us down with a shotgun and make us marry her.