Nissan creates one-off Dark Knight Rises Juke Nismo

Article by Christian A., on November 30, 2012

If you are a fan of the latest Batman movie called Dark Knight Rises, then you will definitely love the new Dark Knight Rises Juke Nismo. According to the official press release, the car will not go on sale in a Nissan dealership and it was created in order to celebrate the release of the third film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy on DVD and Blu-Ray 3rdDecember.

Moreover, the Dark Knight Rises Juke Nismo is a one-off creation and as expected it comes with plenty of Batman-inspired details. Based on the new Juke Nismo, the vehicle is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine delivering 200 PS and uses a six-speed manual gearbox. It’s not as fast as a Batmobile, but it can sprint form 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.8 seconds.

Furthermore, the vehicle comes with a Nismo bodykit, uprated suspension and enhanced interior. Still, these aren’t all the goodies found on the car. The Dark Knight Rises Juke Nismo features a matt black paint, a shark fin antenna, bat badges on the front grille and tailgate and unique gloss black 18-inch alloy wheels that include red detailing, matching the eye-catching pinstripe on the bumpers and sills of the standard Juke Nismo.

Inside, the new car offers Bat logos on the kickplates and reflective Bat badges on the headrests of the suede-trimmed Nismo sports seats. What’s more interesting is that the Bat signal can be projected onto the floor area around the doors.

A clever uplighter projects the same signal onto the black headlining inside too. If you like this car and consider yourself a lucky man (or woman) you can enter a special competition at builttothrill.co.uk and it can be yours!

After appearing initially as a concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2011, the Nissan Juke Nismo debuted globally in production form in June 2012 at Le Mans 24-Hour Race. The car was seen again three months after at the Paris Motor Show and is now on sale.

The Juke Nismo is a product of global expertise, with engineering and design led by Nissan and by Nismo in Japan, teaming up with Nissan Design Europe and Nissan Technical Centre Europe. And just like other Nissan Juke models, the Nismo will be produced at the carmaker’s UK manufacturing plant in Sunderland.

Every modification to the Nissan Juke's body is not just cosmetic, but it’s been done to enhance a certain element to its aerodynamics. All of the changes it underwent were influenced by Nismo's expertise in motorsport, using the lessons learned from the engineering and styling of Nissan’s GT-R race car. The GT-R race car competes in the Super GT -- GT500 class -- in Japan.

Compared with the standard Nissan Juke, the front of the Juke Nismo carries the most obvious change. Its front now features a more aggressive and a lower design. The base section’s familiar 5-circle shape has been replaced with a horizontal mesh grille. This also means that LED daytime running lights are not in place instead of the integrated fog lights.

These thin-strip daytime running lights are fixed by the top edge of the small vents to the larger grille’s side. On two-wheel drive models, these vents are blanked, but on the four-wheel drive versions, the left side vent lets the air flow into the engine bay and cool the oil pump, while the right-hand side vent has been styled to match.

Press Release

Dark Knight Rises Juke Nismo

The Dark Knight has risen - in a special one-off Nissan Juke Nismo. To celebrate Nissan's partnership with Warner Bros and the release of the third film in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy on DVD and Blu-Ray 3rd December, Nissan has produced a truly unique car.

Called The Dark Knight RisesTM Juke Nismo, the one-off machine features a host of Batman-inspired details that will make the lucky owner the envy of every movie fan and car buff.

Based on the new Juke Nismo, which goes on sale in January 2013, The Dark Knight RisesTM Juke Nismo features the same 200PS 1.6-litre turbocharged engine driving the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox - giving it a 0-62mph time of 7.8 seconds - as well as a Nismo bodykit, uprated suspension and enhanced interior.

But in addition, it has a whole host of Batman-inspired details that will make the driver feel just like Bruce Wayne.

Matt black paint gives a menacing look reminiscent of Batman's Tumbler, while a shark fin antenna replaces the standard car's conventional aerial. In addition to Nismo badging, there are aluminium

Bat badges on the front grille and tailgate while the unique gloss black 18-inch alloy wheels include bespoke red detailing, matching the eye-catching pinstripe on the bumpers and sills of the standard Juke Nismo.

Open the door and you're greeted by Bat logos on the kickplates and reflective Bat badges on the headrests of the suede-trimmed Nismo sports seats. Thanks to downlighters mounted under the door mirrors the famous Bat signal can be projected onto the floor area around the doors. A clever uplighter projects the same signal onto the black headlining inside too.

The Dark Knight RisesTM Juke Nismo is the work of Nissan's very own Batcave - Nissan Design Europe, based in London's Paddington, the same studio responsible for the design of the original Juke.

The Dark Knight RisesTM Juke Nismo will not go on sale in a Nissan dealership, nor will it be made available to the highest bidder - instead the only way to get this car on your driveway is to enter a special competition at http://www.builttothrill.co.uk/. Just take the Thrill Test and you're in with a chance of owning The Dark Knight RisesTM Juke Nismo.

The competition runs until February 28th 2013 with the winner announced early March.

Meanwhile, order books for the Juke Nismo open in January 2013 with deliveries set for March 2013. The first in a range of Nismo road cars, it has been designed and developed by Nissan's Nismo performance division. It will be available with two transmissions: a 2WD manual or 4WD CVT automatic. Prices and full specifications for the Juke Nismo will be released closer to the car's launch.

To summarise the changes over the standard Juke Nismo, The Dark Knight RisesTM Juke Nismo features the following:

Matt black paintwork
Aluminium Bat logos front and rear
Shark fin antenna
Black 18-inch Nismo alloy wheels with red detailing
Uplighter that projects Bat symbol on headlining
Downlighters in door mirrors to project Bat symbol on floor area by doors
Reflective Bat badges on front and rear headrests
Door sills with Bat logos

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