Nissan was just fiddling around and having some fun last January when they stuffed the GT-R’s 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 into the body of the homely Juke crossover. Now the Juke-R is now longer a laughing matter. Three firm orders were given for the car, and so now Nissan is making a limited production run.
“With such a strong reaction, and with three genuine offers on the table, we decided we had to make the car a reality,” said Gareth Dunsmore, Marketing Product Manager for the Juke. “We can’t let down enthusiasts who are this keen to add to their collection of cars.”
As a collector’s item the Juke-R will likely be quite a rare bird, but we don’t know yet how small the production run will be. Nissan is open to orders over the next four weeks, and it will not build one unless there already cash on the table.
How much will all this cost? Just remember that Dunsmore already mentioned this is a car for collectors. So if you have to ask you already can’t afford it.
The two concept Juke-Rs were built using some of the leftover parts from the 2010 GT-R. The production versions will benefit from the engine and chassis upgrades that went into the 2012 GT-R sports car. This means a total of 545 hp, 0-60 in under 3.7 seconds, and a top speed of 160 mph (the less aerodynamic Juke achieves 37 mph less than the GT-R.)