“Crossover supercar” sure is an interesting idea. It’s not every day that one of these surfaces and the new Juke-R 2.0 concept is quite an intriguing vehicle. Unveiled this week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England, this mini-beast is a sequel to Nissan’s prized Juke-R Crossover supercar introduced in 2011 with DNA from last year’s Juke model.
The Juke-R 2.0 looks like a typical crossover on the outside but under its hood is a monstrous engine culled from the Nissan GT-R race car, producing 600 hp. One of the coolest features of the new Juke are new LED running lights and LED taillights, part of a bolder style that also includes a Nissan V-motion grille.
The Juke-R was based on the original Juke production car debuted by Nissan in 2010, and now the 2.0 is based on the new Juke model launched in Europe last year. The interior in the Juke-R 2.0 is the same save for black roof lining. Most of the changes are on the exterior, with a front bumper featuring larger cooling apertures – twice as big as in the predecessor – and the bumper is made from carbon fiber, as is the rear bumper. Other touches include rear winglets made from one piece of carbon fiber and front fenders in a new shape to match the 2015 Juke styling.
The Nissan JUKE-R 2.0 concept, in the matte black color, sits on newer design GT-R wheels.
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