Engineered to exacting standards, wind tunnel-tested and competition-inspired, the Nissan Juke NISMO RS brings together decades of knowledge learnt on the race track. It's the ultimate performance crossover. Juke NISMO RS Available at Westover Nissan Bournemouth & Salisbury from £23,395.
Traditional all-wheel drive systems distribute power front to back, which is great for maximising traction under acceleration. The Nissan Juke NISMO RS was never designed to be traditional. It does the job of a normal four-wheel drive system, but it also has a torque vectoring system that splits power from side to side across the rear axle, so you get the best out of the bends too.
The advanced 1.6 litre DIG-T petrol engine in the Juke NISMO RS small SUV has been specially tuned to boost power from the standard 190PS to 218PS. Ensuring it's not just the top end power that benefited, throttle response and low down grunt was also addressed with torque increased from an already impressive 250Nm to 280Nm.
*Performance based on the 2WD Manual version.
A specially designed exhaust gives the NISMO RS added bite and increased performance. The large-bore pipework and enhanced-flow silencer produce a deeper growl that hints at the compact SUV's racing roots.
On the top-of-range 4WD Juke NISMO RS, Nissan's cutting-edge electronically controlled Xtronic transmission is mated to a track-bred paddle shift gearchange.
Race-style paddle shifts mean that you can make ultra-fast gearchanges through all eight steps with just a twitch of your fingers.
Control is king and the 6-speed gearbox keeps you close to the action. On the 2WD NISMO RS, an uprated first and second gear synchromesh makes for brisk and precise shifting, and close-ratio gears keep you in the engine’s sweet spot. NISMO RS models feature a helical-cut limited-slip front differential.
We tuned the steering, and dropped the suspension. We also equipped the car with performance tyres and 18" alloys, all in the name of taking the Nissan Juke NISMO RS to a higher level.
The enhanced driving dynamics of the Nissan Juke NISMO RS are backed up by a torsionally stiffer body and chassis. This gives the NISMO RS more precise steering and suspension control.
We boosted performance and horsepower for the Nissan Juke NISMO RS, so the brakes needed the same treatment. We enhanced the car's stopping power with bigger discs up front, vented discs all-round, to keep everything cool, and upgraded brake pads. Even the calipers, painted in NISMO red, make a statement.
High performance Continental ContiSportContact tyres wrapped around a set of 10-spoke smoked 18" alloys give the Nissan Juke NISMO RS increased traction and performance in both the wet and dry.
Inheriting design details from Nissan's ultimate supercar – the GT-R – we redesigned the front and rear bumpers, adding a rear diffuser and a modified rear spoiler. We also lowered the sill mouldings. The end result: greater downforce and an even more aerodynamic profile.
The Juke NISMO RS comes with signature NISMO red door mirrors that let everyone know this isn’t your standard Nissan Juke.
A matching NISMO red pinstripe runs from the prominent upper edge of the lower grille to the car's front wheelarches, dropping dramatically to curve around the smaller vents on the way.
Inside the Juke NISMO RS small SUV the message is race-inspired high-performance. Front sports bucket-seats have embroidered synthetic suede trim. The steering wheel has a special NISMO leather and Alcantara trim. The Juke NISMO RS isn't shy about showing its sporting heritage.
The exclusive NISMO RS interior features a steering wheel with a black Alcantara and leather trim and a race-inspirted red straight-ahead marker – along with a red-stitched gearlever knob.
Putting the driver first, the NISMO RS compact SUV features a prominent rev counter with the signature red finish so there's no mistaking the motorsport heritage.
Recaro front seats are the ultimate option for drivers that demand the best. They'll grip you in place through the twists and turns and bring even more race-bred style to your Juke. The interior is completed with standard carbonfibre-look trim, and a suede-effect instrument hood with NISMO Red stitching.
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