Nissan Juke Rally Tribute Concept Unveiled
A speculative rally homage to the famous NISSAN 240Z rally vehicle, which achieved victory in the tough East Africa rally 50 years ago, was unveiled at Nissan Juke Tribute.
The 240Z design idea of the Juke Rally Tribute is inspired by prominent front lighting, the classic red exterior paint with a contrasting black cap, and a running decal. The Juke also has bigger bows to fit the specific off-road pneumatic and sits significantly higher than the regular vehicle.
The rally idea – now a computer depiction – would have a hybrid electric motor, providing more time and more economy and highlighting the company’s commitment to electrifying its model line-up. Nissan claims
“Nissan Juke Rally Tribute Concept by Coralie Musy, vice-president and customer experience division of Nissan, celebrated an important event of Nissan’s past with the participation and triumph of the famous 240Z in the East-African rally back in 1971.”
“Apart from celebrating the victory, it highlights the pioneering heritage of Nissan in transition, stunning design, and powertrains. We are happy to commemorate with these spectacular photographs the 50th anniversary of this great feat.”
Across 1971, Edgar Herrmann led the 240Z with Navigator Hans Schüller and won the East African Safari Rally in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika. This was the second triumph in a row for the company.
A 2.4-liter straight-six engine delivering 210hp powered the original vehicle. The winning 240Z automobile was renovated by 2013 and currently belongs in Zama, Japan, to Nissan’s historical collection.
While the Juke inspired by the Rally is anticipated to stay one-of-a-kind, Nissan does not intend to offer Juke SUV in India at now. The current carmaker’s line-up in the nation includes the small Magnite SUV and the mid-size Kicks SUV. The company’s budget brand, Datsun, now has the Redigo hatchback entry-level and the bigger Go hatchback and Go+ seven compact hatches.