Chris Hoy’s Totalled Nissan GT-R Gives Birth To New Juke R Nismo
Massive thigh-wielding, gold medal-collecting pedal pusher Chris Hoy might be a dab hand at going quickly on two wheels, but last year he proved four phase him.
The Olympian disturbed a few hay bales on his way up the Goodwood Hill Climb at last year’s Festival of Speed totalling a Nissan GT-R Nismo in the process.
But it turns out Hoy did the Japanese firm a favour as bits of that Nismo have now been put to even better use – they’ve helped shape a new Juke R Nismo model.
Ironically, the new car will make its debut at this year’s FoS. Perhaps not with Hoy behind the wheel…
Nissan is promising 600bhp and there are rumours a production version will be sold to (very) rich buyers. If it’s anything like the last one, supercars better watch out…
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