Nissan confirms the 480 BHP Juke-R image

Rumors about a Nissan Super Juke with its 520 BHP have appeared just last month and the Japanese automaker just brought some light into the case and has recently announced that the urban crossover will hit the production line under the Juke-R name.

“Juke lends itself perfectly to a sports derivative and Juke-R explores that territory. Equally at home on road and track, Juke-R showcases two of the most exciting cars in our range and highlights the technical innovation that drives Nissan. This car will more than live up to the dynamic experience we engineer into all our cars”, said the senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for Nissan Europe, Paul Willcox.

According to the automaker, the Juke-R won’t become a production vehicle and only two units of the powerful urban crossover will be made, one in right and one in left-hand drive, and the car will share the same engine as the flagship GT-R.

Nissan says that the Juke-R will be powered by GT-R’s 3.8 liter twin-turbo V6 engine, mated to a six-speed transaxle and modified 4WD from the sports car, while sitting on large 20 inch forged alloy rims.

The Nissan Juke-R is being developed by the motorsport specialist RML with the Nissan Technical Centre for Europe at Cranfield, Bedfordshire, and the urban vehicle is expected to be tested in November.