The Nissan Juke-R versus supercars
TG goes supercar-baiting in Dubai. In a Nissan Juke. With 478bhp. And 433lb ft of torque...
Posted: 23 Mar 2012
The Juke bestrides all three layers. It's a small Nissan. It's an SUV. It has a twin turbo V6. No wonder people are curious. Drivers on the Sheikh Zayed highway that forms the country's backbone swerve to get a closer look, although they tend to swerve around a lot anyway, so maybe that's not such a good indicator.
The Juke-R is impervious to the driving happening around it tonight. This might be because, sat deep and low within it, I can't see what's going on. If I put one hand on top of the wheel, I feel like someone from a rap video. So the Juke-R cruises, engine humming busily, double-clutcher latched onto sixth, suspension sending jolts and pitches back through every component.