We’ve seen videos highlighting the design and planning phases for the Nissan Juke-R showcar, but the latest video actually shows Nissan Europe’s engineers getting their hands dirty and building the Juke/GT-R hybrid.
According to Nissan engineers, there were three objectives for this phase of the build. The first objective was to strip their Juke of all its parts. The second objective was to obtain, and set aside the GT-R components for their build. The team’s third step was to create a jig for the key chassis points to mount both the race-spec roll cage, and parts from the Godzilla.
We learned in the last video that all of the GT-R’s computers were going to make their way into the Juke-R. In this video, we also discover that the GT-R’s suspension, brakes, steering rack/assembly, and front pickups for its front suspension are going to make their way into the Juke-R.
Nissan says the next step of the Juke-R project is mating the chassis to the engine. There’s something about a 530-hp Juke that’s just strangely appealing to us. Nissan says it will have two drivable Juke-R prototypes by November.