Nissan Juke-R revealed

* 478bhp 3.8-litre V6 engine from GT-R * Sporty bodykit includes split rear wing * Nissan says it won't go into production...

Nissan Juke-R revealed

This is the Nissan Juke-R the ultimate compact crossover, according to Nissan.

Nissan has revealed two prototype models of the Juke-R, which has the 478bhp 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine found in Nissan's GT-R sportscar.

The GT-R's six-speed gearbox and four-wheel-drive system have also been modified and fitted to the car.

On the outside, the Juke-R has a sporty, aggressive revision of the current Juke's bodystyling, with flared wheelarches, a split rear wing, 20-inch alloys and new bumpers.

There are more GT-R touches inside, with the dashboard dials and LCD display added to the Juke's motorbike-inspired cabin.

The Juke-R prototypes were built by leading motorsport outfit RML with input from the Nissan Technology Centre for Europe (NTC-E). Testing of the left-hand- and right-hand-drive Juke-Rs will start next month.

Nissan has already said that the Juke-R won't make it into production, but that it might hint at possible future sporty versions.