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Ahead of it public debut at the Geneva International Motor Show next month, McLaren has released further information on the Senna. Fitted with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 – McLaren’s most powerful IC engine ever produced for a road car – the limited release hypercar will develop 800ps and 800Nm.

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The Japanese OEM has revealed its all-new powertrain system which is set to be installed in 80% of Toyota vehicles by 2023. Based on the Toyota New Global Architecture, the technology will feature a new continuously variable transmission (CVT), a 6-speed manual transmission and a 2.0-liter hybridized engine unit.

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Nissan explores Juke-R model with a twin-turbo V6

Nissan has confirmed that it is looking into the possibility of creating a Juke-R model, which if put into production will be the first super crossover vehicle.

A one-off concept to test the public’s reaction to a sporty Juke has already been created by RML with input from engineers based at the Nissan Technical Centre for Europe. It features a fully road legal GT-R drivetrain, which includes the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 powertrain.

Under the boot floor of the super crossover concept is the GT-R's six-speed transaxle, with the front and rear ends joined by a modified GT-R 4WD driveline and prop shaft.

Paul Willcox, Nissan Europe’s senior VP for sales says a sporty Juke makes sense: "Nissan Juke is one of the most exciting cars on the market today. Its bold crossover design has captured the imagination of car buyers all over Europe; after just a year on sale we are celebrating sales of more than 100,000 units.

"Juke lends itself perfectly to a sports derivative and Juke-R explores that territory. Equally at home on road and track, Juke-R showcases two of the most exciting cars in our range and highlights the technical innovation that drives Nissan. This car will more than live up to the dynamic driving experience we engineer into all our cars.”



5 October 2011


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