14 Jun '12, 7am

Production Nissan Juke Nismo revealed at Le Mans

Production Nissan Juke Nismo revealed at Le Mans

It’s no supercar baiting Juke-R , but the Nissan Juke Nismo will be mad enough for most of us. Shown as a concept at Tokyo 2011 and Geneva 2012, the production Nismo tuned Juke made its debut at the ongoing Le Mans 24 Hours race. It will hit the streets in early 2013. The Nismo aerodynamics kit features lower front and rear bumpers, wider wings and sill side skirts, and a modified grille and tailgate spoiler which control airflow. These reduce front and rear lift without increasing drag, according to Nismo. 18-inch alloys with fat tyres offer improved grip. Under the hood is a tuned-up version of the standard 1.6 litre direct injection turbo engine , although outputs were not revealed. It’s bound to be quick, since the existing MR16DDT already has 190 PS and 240 Nm, good enough for 0-100 km/h in 8.0 seconds in a 2WD six-speed manual Juke. They also threw in stiffened suspe...

Full article: http://paultan.org/2012/06/14/production-nissan-juke-nism...

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