There’s a story by science fiction author Harlan Ellison called “How’s The Night Life on Cissalda” that involves an astronaut from earth and a hideously ugly alien from a planet called Cissalda. I’ll spare you the details, but let’s just say the astronaut and the alien hook up, and that the alien, repulsive though it may be, turns out to be the best booty call in the entire universe.
If the rumors of a GT-R-motored Nissan Super Juke are true, the car might as well be called the Nissan Cissalda. It would be hideous to look at, and you’d be embarrassed to be seen behind the wheel, but all that would go out the window when you dropped the hammer and tapped into the Super Juke’s alleged 480 horsepower and all-wheel drive. The Super Juke will shed pounds compared to a standard Juke, and will get a race car inspired interior to ensure drivers don’t forget the car’s purpose. Expect the obligatory body kit (and the mandatory and ridiculous rear wing), and expect a 0 to 60 time in under four seconds.
Color us skeptical on this one, since it’s just the kind of bogus story that manufacturers (and other web sites) like to “break.” From a financial perspective, a Super Juke makes no sense, since a GT-R engine would drive the cost well out of a Juke buyer’s price range, and worldwide demand for such an animal is likely to be low. Sure, Nissan could build one as a concept to pump up interest in the Juke, but we’re not sure that would really help them push tin.
In the automotive world, we suppose that anything is possible; all the same same, we’re going to file this one in the “unlikely” bin.