The Most Extreme Juke-R ever created!

The Nissan Juke-R from Shpilli-Villi Engineering is without a doubt one of the most extreme Juke-Rs ever created. Tuned to deliver 800 hp with a 200 hp shot of Nitrous oxide also available, this Juke R could outrun even the most powerful tuned Nissan GT-Rs.

NISMO Power Chart of a Nissan NISMO Juke RS

The output of the NISMO 1.6-liter varies from NISMO to NISMO RS, and in the case of the RS, according to whether the Juke is packing front- or all-wheel drive. In the Juke NISMO, both front- and all-wheel-drive versions are rated at 197 horses and 184 lb-ft. NISMO RS models with AWD pack 211 horsepower and 184 lb-ft, while the front-drive RS steams along with 215 ponies and 210 lb-ft of twist.

For the RS, the limiting factor is transmission choice. Opting for AWD restricts the owner to the Xtronic continuously variable automatic, which has torque-capacity limitations. Front-drive models come exclusively with a six-speed manual that can handle more muscle. The manual gearbox in our NISMO RS test car suffered from a scratchy 1-2 shift, but once past that, it was exceptionally crisp and precise, allowing us to quickly snick through the gears.

Extracting extra power for the RS entails the use of a freer-flowing exhaust system, tweaks to the ECU, and heftier connecting rods. The NISMO techs have also revised the RS manual transmission’s internal gearing and chosen a slightly shorter final-drive ratio. What all this adds up to is zero-to-60 in 6.7 seconds and the quarter-mile in 15.2 at 95, with a top speed of 135 mph—not bad for a vehicle with the aerodynamic profile of a croaker.

Higher output usually equals lower mpg. But that’s not the case here. Equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, the basic Juke, Juke NISMO, and Juke NISMO RS all receive 25-mpg city and 31-mpg highway EPA ratings. We averaged 22 mpg in enthusiastic driving.



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