New two-wheeled record for Nissan JUKE NISMO RS and Terry Grant

  • Stuntman beats his existing record at Goodwood Festival of Speed for fastest mile on two wheels
  • Four years after his original record, new marker set in Juke NISMO RS on first attempt
  • Terry Grant pilots latest incarnation of Nissan’s Juke up Goodwood hill in 2m10s

WEST SUSSEX, England – 06.26.2015 – Stuntman Terry Grant has broken his own world record for the fastest mile travelled on two wheels in a four-wheeled vehicle – the sporty incarnation of Nissan‘s JUKE, the NISMO RS.

Grant had six attempts at traveling up the famous Goodwood hillclimb course during this weekend’s Festival of Speed, but he broke the record on the first go, achieving a time of 2 minutes 10 seconds.

That eclipses his previous record, set in a Nissan JUKE at the Festival of Speed in 2011, of 2 minutes 55 seconds and sets a new benchmark for the unique challenge. The jeopardy-filled drive was the culmination of three months of practice and set-up for Grant.

“I was shocked at how much faster the JUKE NISMO RS was, and to take 45 seconds off what was already a quick time, was unbelievable,” said Grant. “To break it by so much on my first attempt was a great way to kick off the weekend, and I’m looking forward to seeing if I can go faster.”

The JUKE NISMO RS is the hot new performance version of Nissan’s popular crossover, with years of racetrack heritage taken from the enigmatic NISMO brand marrying the JUKE with impressive power credentials, aggressive styling and optimum handling capabilities.

The car’s two-wheeled antics were one of many highlights from the Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS), which also featured the global debut of the JUKE-R 2.0 concept – the ultimate performance version of the JUKE.

Elsewhere at the Good FoS, Nissan showed its other performance models, crossover line-up and EV range on a stand stuffed with interactive experiences and access to Nissan’s sports personality ambassadors, including Olympic cycling hero turned sportscar racing driver, Sir Chris Hoy.

Nissan also gave away three “golden ticket” entries to its pioneering GT Academy competition, which will endeavor to create yet more brand new racing drivers out of Gran Turismo 6 gamers when the Academy Race Camp kicks off in Abu Dhabi in October. Throughout the Goodwood weekend, motorsport fans were invited to take part in virtual races on the circular PlayStation race pods, with the top racers going through to a series of activities and interviews.

The Nissan JUKE-R gets an exciting upgrade: Introducing the JUKE-R 2.0

  • Nissan upgrades its legendary original JUKE-R Crossover supercar
  • The JUKE-R 2.0 concept makes its global dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK
  • Drawing on impressive performance from the GT-R, the JUKE-R 2.0 will reach 600bhp
  • LM P1 driver and GT Academy winner Jann Mardenborough to showcase the JUKE-R 2.0 up the famous Goodwood hill
  • Launched this Summer to kick start the fifth anniversary of the Nissan JUKE

WEST SUSSEX, England – 06.25.2015 – The birth of the Nissan JUKE-R set a benchmark in 2011 as the world’s first Crossover supercar, marrying Nissan’s innovative JUKE with the engine and running gear from the legendary Nissan GT-R – the brand’s flagship sportscar. Now, four years on, JUKE-R has been given an exciting upgrade to reflect the latest model of the JUKE coupled with even more power and bolder styling. Welcome the JUKE-R 2.0.

The global debut of the JUKE-R 2.0 will take place at the thrilling annual Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 25 on the Nissan stand before being displayed in the Supercar Paddock for the remainder of the weekend.

Visitors at Goodwood, along with those watching the spectacular event on television, will also witness the JUKE-R 2.0 make its dynamic debut on Goodwood’s Hillclimb on all three days of the event, driven by Nissan GT Academy graduate and Le Mans 24 Hours driver Jann Mardenborough.

Based on the updated Nissan JUKE that launched in Europe in 2014 – which features several significant design and technical enhancements – the JUKE-R 2.0 has been injected with further levels of GT-R testosterone to now reach 600hp. Still sporting the iconic “R” matte black, the JUKE-R 2.0 is an even more muscular, bolder and powerful version of its predecessor.

“The JUKE-R has become an iconic Crossover supercar, and with the launch of the latest JUKE model last year, it was the natural choice to upgrade the original JUKE-R with added power and even bolder styling,” said Gareth Dunsmore, Marketing Communications general manager for Nissan Europe. “The JUKE-R 2.0 is a perfect ‘crossover’ of the best bits of Nissan – real innovation showcasing our crossover prowess fused with the excitement of the GT-R supercar engine.”

Soon to celebrate the JUKE’s fifth anniversary of production, the JUKE-R 2.0 arrives in time to celebrate the birthday of Europe’s best-loved compact crossover. With over 600,000 sales across Europe since initially launched in 2010, the JUKE continues to highlight Nissan’s position as crossover leaders, alongside the award winning Qashqai and adventure-inspiring X-Trail.

Nissan JUKE-R 2.0 Specifications

The JUKE-R was based on the original JUKE production car launched in 2010. The JUKE-R 2.0 is based on the newer JUKE model launched in Europe in 2014, to which there were several significant design changes and also technical enhancements. One of these elements was the extensive personalization options introduced based on customers’ desire. There was also a new lamp shape, LED running lights and LED bulbs in the taillights to give a fresh appearance, while new door mirrors incorporate LED side turn repeaters. The new Nissan V-motion grille at the front is a further feature.

Specific updates/features on the Nissan JUKE-R 2.0 include:

Bodywork 

  • Front bumper: heavily redesigned both aesthetically and functionally. The cooling apertures in the front bumper are increased in size by over 100 percent due to increased engine cooling demand as the vehicle now runs with an uprated 600 bhp engine. The bumper is manufactured from 100 percent carbon fiber
  • Rear bumper: manufactured entirely from carbon fiber, but incorporates a visual carbon diffuser. The bumper will have new exhaust cowlings; these are manufactured from high temperature carbon
  • The rear winglets are now of a one piece carbon fiber design with a visual carbon finish
  • The front fenders are new shape MY2015 JUKE and from standard steel
  • The front and rear fender wheel arch flares are new carbon pieces blended in to the bumper and sill designs
  • The side sills are a tweaked aesthetic design, manufactured from carbon fiber
  • The front headlights, upper and lower, are from the new MY2015 JUKE
  • The taillights are also from the MY2015 JUKE
  • The hood is from the new MY2015 JUKE and has integrated bare carbon engine cooling ducts; these are slightly repositioned from the previous JUKE-R to further improve engine and turbo cooling
  • The JUKE-R 2.0 uses the newer design GT-R wheels rather than the previous version
  • Color is matte black as before

Interior 

  • No change, other than roof lining is now black

Engine 

  • The GT-R engine has been uprated to 600 bhp, the same output as the ultimate GT-R, the NISMO

Electronics 

  • The headlights, taillights and daytime running lights (DRLs) required the wiring looms of the original car to be updated to accommodate Nissan’s latest lighting technology