Nissan has completed the construction of its rally-ready Juke prototype
- On 15/06/2022 at 10:30
- In Rally Cars
It appears that the Internet liked the small rally-spec Juke, and Nissan has now produced one for real.
How awesome does that appear to be?
Although the connection to Edgar Herrmann and Hans Schüller's 240Z is largely superficial – the black bonnet and old sponsor badges are the only actual ties.
The 2.4-liter straight-six engine of the 240Z drove the rear wheels.
In real life, the renderings' Juke Rally Tribute has evolved into the Juke Hybrid Rally Tribute, revealing the engine below.
It's Renault's new 141bhp hybrid technology, which Nissan has taken.
At the very least, the wheelarches are larger, and the long-travel suspension is strengthened.
There's also a hydraulic handbrake for huge Juke skids, as well as an intercom system and plenty of Alcantara on the interior to make it seem like a true Dakar vehicle.
What are your thoughts?