The definitive styling of the 480bhp Nissan Juke-R has been revealed shortly before testing starts

The definitive styling of the hardcore, 480bhp Nissan Juke-R has been revealed by the Japanese manufacturer just days before the car starts testing.

The Nissan Juke-R combines the 3.8-litre engine, drivetrain and suspension of the Nissan GT-R supercar with the body of a Juke crossover.

See the official pics of the Nissan Juke-R

These images mark the first time Nissan has shown off the finished concept car, although a rough and ready version was unveiled in Spain last month.

The Juke-R features large vents in the front bumper provide cooling for the Juke-R’s twin-turbo V6 engine, while submerged ducts in the bonnet draw air through the engine bay. Flared wheel arches cover the GT-R’s 20-inch Rays forged alloy wheels to merge with a new sculpted skirting. At the back of the car a split rear wing generates downforce. The car also gets twin pentagonal exhausts.

The Juke-R has a motorcycle-inspired console at the centre of a heavily modified cabin. The interior also boasts twin race seats, full race harness and a race-spec rollcage, as well as the GT-R’s steering wheel, pedals, dials and 7-inch touch-screen display.

Two versions of the Juke-R are being created – one in left-hand-drive and one in right-hand-drive. Testing is due to start before the end of this month.

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Our Verdict

SUV, coupé and even motorcycle styling meet in likeable compact crossover
SUV, coupé and even motorcycle styling meet in likeable compact crossover

With its exaggerated styling, the Nissan Juke takes the notion of a crossover in a new direction

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