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Nissan JUKE-R gets a carbon fiber upgrade

The bumper is manufactured from 100% carbon fiber.

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Posted on: 6/29/2015
Source: CompositesWorld

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The Nissan JUKE-R was launched in 2011 as the world's first crossover supercar. Four years later, the JUKE-R has been given an upgrade to include more power and bolder styling. The JUKE-R 2.0 is an even more muscular, bolder and powerful version of its predecessor.

The front bumper was heavily redesigned both aesthetically and functionally. The cooling apertures in the front bumper are increased in size by more than 100% due to increased engine cooling demand as the vehicle now runs with an uprated 600 bhp engine. The bumper is manufactured from 100% carbon fiber
. The rear bumper is manufactured entirely from carbon fiber as well, but incorporates a visual carbon diffuser. The bumper will have new exhaust cowlings, which are manufactured from high-temperature carbon.

Other carbon fiber elements include the rear winglets are now of a one-piece carbon fiber design with a visual carbon finish
; the front and rear fender wheel arch flares are new carbon pieces blended in to the bumper and sill designs; and the side sills are a tweaked aesthetic design, manufactured from carbon fiber
. The hood is from the new 2015 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 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." 

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