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Nissan Juke-R takes all comers in Dubai

Fri, 20 Jan 2012 00:00:00 -0800

Here's a little look into how fast the Nissan Juke-R really is. This grainy YouTube video was taken at a Nissan event in Dubai.

The Juke-R was built by Nissan's United Kingdom contingent. It's a mashup between the small Juke crossover and the all-wheel-drive terror that is the Nissan GT-R. The engineers transplanted the GT-R's engine, transmission and all-wheel-drive system into the Juke. The result is a lightweight, overpowered crossover that can jump off the line like a rocket. The body relies heavily on carbon fiber, adding to the lightness.

Four cars participated in the contest. The first is the 480-hp matte-black Juke-R. Next to the Juke is a 552 hp, all-wheel-drive Lamborghini LP 560-4. Behind them are a Ferrari 458 Italia and a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

Granted, this was a Nissan event, and GT Academy winner Lucas Ordo

By Jake Lingeman