After it made quite a buzz on the Web, Nissan announced that the Juke-R crossover will be available to buy in a very limited run on build-to-order basis. As you may know already, the Juke-R made its debut back in January in Dubai and now Nissan received three firm orders for three cars to be built. A well-respected member of Dubai society ordered one, while the other two were ordered from a high-profile.
For those who don’t know, the Juke-R is based on the Nissan GT-R and features the same chassis as well as the same 3.8-liter engine capable to propel the crossover to 160 mph or 257 km/h. The original vehicle was based on the MY10 GT-R running gear but the new cars will get the drivetrain and chassis of the MY12 GT-R. Deliveries of the cars will be made in late summer.
Although the Juke-R was built as a one-off concept, it’s not a surprise that people want to buy the sporty crossover as it is faster than some of the supercars found on the market such as the Ferrari 458 Italia, Lamborghini Gallardo and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. IN fact you should really watch the video and see what the Nissan Juke-R can do.
Wrapped in matt black finish, the new Nissan Juke-R concept car is a rebellious yet elegant blend of the thrilling design of the Juke compact crossover and the vaunted power and speed as well as handling of the Nissan GT-R sports car – qualities that allowed it to be considered as the fastest crossover in the world. While sporting the distinct curves and lines of the Juke, the new Nissan Juke-R concept features the 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 engine, drivetrain and suspension of the Nissan GT-R.
Thus, the Juke-R concept could be aptly called as an embodiment of charming performance wrapped with a menacing design. Its front bumper dons a number of large vents for cooling the concept’s V6 engine, while the bonnet features subtle submerged ducts that help draw air through the engine bay. Hugging its 20-inch RAYS forged alloy wheels are flared wheel arches that merge with a new sculpted skirting. The rear end of the Juke-R concept, meanwhile, sports a split rear wing for the needed down-force with the twin pentagonal exhausts further augmenting the roar of the V6 engine.
On the other hand, the interior of the Juke-R features a motorcycle-inspired console. The Juke-R’s interior, compared to that of an ordinary Juke, has been modified for racing with the addition of twin race seats, a race-spec roll cage and full race harness as well as GT-R steering wheel, pedals, dials. A seven-inch touch-screen display from the GT-R is also included. As announced by Nissan Europe in October 2011, the Nissan Juke-R is a special road legal concept car that is not slated for production. Nissan is creating two versions of the Juke-R – a left-hand-drive and a right-hand-drive.