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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.

INTERVIEW: British F3 Champion Jack Harvey talks with SkiddMark

“My friends often ask me if I get scared by what I do or find it intimidating and I have to say no, of course not. It’s not because if I did I’d be slow but it’s because if you’re scared of this sport you’re going to be a danger to yourself, to others and likely to cause an accident. So no, I’m not scared at all.”

These words sound like some long lost mythical quotes by the legendary Ayrton Senna, but instead they’re from the cerebral man most likely to succeed Lewis Hamilton as Britain’s next top racing driver – 17 year old Jack Harvey.