May 3, 2012
Nissan has announced that they will custom-build a handful of its insane Juke-R crossovers to fulfill the requests of a select group of individuals with enough money to bankroll the construction.
The Juke-R made its debut with the 480-hp, 3.8L V6 from the 2010 GT-R, and it attracted all sorts of attention for the sheer insanity of it. But apparently, there are some who have far more money then sense and Nissan has received three firm orders for this post-apocalyptic exotic. Two have come from Dubai high society. Shocking.
While the original Juke-R concept was based on the 2010 GT-R running gear, clearly its 480 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque aren’t enough, so Nissan is updating the “production” Juke-R with the drivetrain and chassis of the 2012 GT-R for a much more reasonable 530 hp and 488 lb-ft of torque for the insectoid compact crossover. The first three cars are already being assembled, delivery expected by late summer.
Nissan will be more than happy to build more Juke-Rs upon request and will be taking orders in the coming four weeks, and Nissan has even been kind enough to provide an email address for anyone wishing to register an interest in purchasing Nissan’s most “innovative” crossover yet: Juke-R@Nissan.co.uk.
So put your mint, still-boxed original and rare Transformers Insecticon collection and first-edition Spider Man comic book on eBay, and probably cash in your RRSPs, too, because your dream car is waiting.
As a side note, Nissan also spent the time and money to make a short movie about the GT-R racing around closed-off Dubai streets in the company of a Ferrari 458, Merecedes-Benz SLS AMG, and Lamborghini Gallardo. Not sure, really, what the point of that was, but you can check it out below.
The Movie, “Desert Nemesis”, follows Nissan’s inaugural GT Academy winner, Lucas Ordonez, as he takes on the world’s best supercars in a thrilling street race, reminiscent of the Need for Speed movies, except the backgrounds and in-car scenes don’t look as fake.