Nissan’s Juke-R project may be essentially complete, but the behind-the-scenes footage of the custom build continues to make its way onto the internet. This week, we’re treated to just how hard it is to adapt the GT-R’s all-wheel-drive driveline to the Juke’s short dimensions.
Engineers at Nissan Europe say the Juke’s wheelbase is 250 mm shorter (just over 10 inches) than the GT-R. Adapting Godzilla’s drivetrain for Juke requires some significant shortening of some key driveline components, making the build a measure twice, cut-once affair.
The GT-R’s all-wheel-drive system uses two prop shafts; one running from the from the engine back to the rear-mounted transaxle; the second one goes from the transfer case forward to the front differential. The GT-R’s carbon fiber main shaft has been replaced by a shortened steel shaft, while the secondary return shaft is a shortened version of the factory steel part.
Check out the chassis and driveline fitting in the video below.
Source: Nissan, YouTube