It seemed inevitable, given the upgrades made to Nissan’s MY2012 GT-R, that the Juke-R would inherit the same performance (up from the concept version’s 480bhp) from its 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine.
In addition to these final technical enhancements, the first production Juke-R also gains a new look in its transition to a fully-fledged road car. The experts at Nissan Design Europe in Paddington, London, redesigned the Juke-R’s bumpers and side sills to include more definition for the front bumper and new carbon trim on the front and rear cooling vents and the rear aero diffuser.
NDE’s Digital Team Manager Darryl Scriven explains: “The Juke-R’s bumpers and side sills were redesigned, which is normally a very long process using full size models in clay. However, we managed to condense the development time using full-size viewing on our new 3D-ready projector and power wall, maintaining a fully digital process while providing a true supercar quality finish.”
Juke-R number #001 is now being delivered with production of #002 well underway. The exact price will depend on the precise specification requested by each customer, however Nissan has confirmed that the Juke-R starts at £400,000 – more than five times the price of a regular GT-R.
Darren Cox, Brand Director Nissan in Europe, explains: “People loved the Juke-R in Dubai – we were receiving offers for the original concept on the street. We couldn’t disappoint such dedicated fans, so with three genuine offers on the table we made the commitment to build a limited run of Juke-Rs.”
While only a handful of drivers will ever get behind the wheel of the ultra-exclusive flagship Juke, Nissan has teamed up with Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, digitally recreating the Juke-R to star alongside the Juke NISMO in the new Gameloft Asphalt 7: Heat mobile racing game.
Asphalt 7: Heat will be available to play on iOS and Android, smartphone and tablets devices and can be download before the end of the year from both Apple Store and Google Play.
If you’d like a real-life Juke-R in your garage, then get in touch with Nissan directly by emailing Juke-R@Nissan.co.uk.