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Nissan’s £400,000 production Juke-R now ready for delivery – with 545bhp (w/VIDEO)

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.

Nissan agrees to build a limited-run of Juke-Rs

After its hugely successful reception when launched in Dubai in January this year, Nissan has decided to put the Juke-R into limited production on a build-to-order basis, whilst upgrading its running-gear to that of the MY12 GT-R.

Juke-R: Nissan’s urban rebel crossover comes to life (w/VIDEO)

It feels so wrong… and yet you know you want to try it. Just once. While nobody is looking. The Juke-R is one of those cars that no enthusiast can deny wanting to drive, to sample the absurdity of its near-500 bhp powerplant shoe-horned into a conventional(ish) family crossover.