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Nissan Juke Nismo Revealed at Le Mans

Nissan Juke Nismo Revealed at Le Mans

 

The production version of the Nissan Juke Nismo made its debut at the Le Mans this past weekend, alongside the Nissan Juke R and the Nissan DeltaWing. The Nissan Juke Nismo concept was unveiled at the Tokyo and Geneva Motor Show in 2011.

The choice for launching the Nissan Juke Nismo performance crossover was most likely helped by the good reception of the Nissan Juke-R which has been put into production due to demand although originally envisioned as a once-off concept.

The Juke Nismo is powered by a tuned-up version of its 1.6-litre direct injection turbocharged petrol engine, inspired by the engine fitted on the Nissan DeltaWing.

Costmetic changes include a new aerodynamics kit, which features lower front and rear bumpers, wider wings and sill side skirts, and a modified grille and tailgate spoiler which control airflow. Stylish new 18-inch alloy wheels with wider tyres offer improved grip, and further boost the Juke’s on-road presence.

The Nismo treatment continues inside the cabin, where the steering wheel, pedals, gauges, gear knob and door trims have been redesigned to boost the sporty feeling when driving. To enhance the performance personality of the car, special suede-trimmed Nismo sports seats with red stitching have been added for increased holding while cornering.

From a ride and handling perspective the Nissan Juke Nismo features stiffened suspension settings and new steering modifications for sportier direct handling and improved traction control, the new model will also be available with torque vectoring, a technology offering better grip and cornering capacity.

Andy Palmer, Executive Vice President Global Product Planning, says “The introduction of Juke Nismo further cements our dedication to provide innovation and excitement for everyone. The Juke, with its radical design and pioneering attitude, is the natural choice to be one of the first Nissan models to receive the mythical performance and distinctive design treatment from our Nismo specialists.”

If you have some time to spare watch the video below where Jerry Hardcastle, Global Chief Marketability Engineer, explains the techs and specs of some of the cars Nissan show cased at the Le Mans , from the Juke Nismo to the Nissan DeltaWing.

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