800-HP Juke-R Tears Up the Legendary Nürburgring
Some of the best cars on the planet have graced the Nürburgring but few are monstrous creations from the minds of Russian engineers that boast 1,000-horsepower potential. Until now…
At 545-horsepower, the Nissan Juke-R is already packing a huge amount of power into a small frame. After all, taking the awesome GT-R drivetrain and shoehorning it into a sub-compact crossover is always going to produce absolutely crazy results.
However, not satisfied with just over 500-horsepower, Russian Shpilli Villi Engineering have taken things a step further and produced an insane 800-horsepower Juke-R. And if that’s not enough, they’ve added nitrous which, they say, is capable of boosting their Frankenstein-style monster to 1,000-HP.
Obviously, with engine modifications of this level, serious structural upgrades are also needed. That’s why their Juke has a huge strut brace, revised suspension and the option of all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive
This is a car that is designed for one purpose: to put smiles on the faces of auto enthusiasts everywhere. And, we’re pretty confident that you’ll be smiling when you watch the video below.
But before we get to that, let’s have a quick recap on who Shpilli Villi Engineering are because they’re not newcomers to this game. In fact, last year they rather brazenly pitted a 700-horsepower Juke-R that they had created against a Bugatti Veyron in a standing drag race.
The result? The Juke-R lost, but by less than one hundredth of a second – pretty impressive we think you’ll agree.
Never one to be deterred, however, owner and driver Vladimir Ulanov is back. And what better venue to test his shiny and newly improved Juke-R than the ominous Nürburgring Nordschleife.
So sit back and enjoy as Ulanov takes you on a limit-pushing lap of this famous circuit. His passenger’s natural instinct to hold on to whatever’s close by takes over at numerous times throughout the video – quite understandably.
Oh, we forgot to mention that it’s a damp lap of the Nürburgring, which makes it even more intense.