Nissan teases Goodwood-bound Juke-R Nismo concept
The Juke R Nismo could pack a 592-horsepower V6 engine.
Nissan has announced it will travel to this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed to introduce a new concept dubbed Juke-R Nismo.
The concept is billed as a follow-up to the wild GT-R-powered Juke-R that was introduced over three years ago and built in strictly limited numbers. The teaser image suggests the R will stand out from the regular Juke thanks to a deep front bumper with large air dams and red C-shaped trim, a pair of NACA ducts built into the hood and flared fenders.
The original Juke-R was fitted with a 485-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 engine that allowed it to reach 62 mph from a stop in just 3.7 seconds. Nissan's next super-crossover is still shrouded in secrecy, but British magazine Autocar speculates it could turn the dial up to 11 with a GT-R Nismo-sourced 592-horsepower V6.
The Juke R Nismo sits a lot lower than even the top-of-the-line Juke Nismo. It could be fitted with a completely redesigned suspension system, or it could simply be a Juke body dropped on a heavily-modified GT-R platform.