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545-Horsepower Nissan Juke-R Entering Production: Official

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Nissan has announced that its insane Juke-R super-crossover will be built, but in a very limited run and on a build-to-order basis.

The production version will stay true to the original concept, complete with a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine sourced from a GT-R supercar, advanced all-wheel drive system and top speed of 160 mph.

One difference, however, is that the production Juke-R will use the more powerful 545-horsepower engine from the latest 2013 GT-R while the concept version used the previous 485-horsepower engine.

Nissan has already received three orders for the Juke-R, which is estimated to cost close to $600k. Two of those orders, the automaker has revealed, come from high-profile members of Dubai society.

The announcement of the Juke-R's production was made during the presentation of a cinematic online movie starring the souped-up crossover and Nissan’s inaugural GT Academy winner, Lucas Ordonez.

Nissan Juke-R racing on the streets of Dubai

Nissan Juke-R racing on the streets of Dubai

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The short movie, Desert Nemesis, follows Ordonez as he takes on the world’s best supercars in a secret street race held in Dubai. The actual race took place in January on the eve of the 2012 Dubai 24 Hours endurance race and saw the Juke-R decimate popular supercars like the Ferrari 458 Italia, Lamborghini Gallardo and Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

The Juke-R was built on behalf of Nissan by motorsports and engineering firm Ray Mallock Limited (RML) in the UK. Shoehorned into its chassis is the drivetrain of a Nissan GT-R, which as you may have guessed is no easy task considering the GT-R has a shorter but wider overall footprint than the Juke.

Some of the modifications include widened wheel arches, a full bodykit, a fixed rear roof wing, the GT-R’s 20-inch wheels, Brembo brakes, and a custom roll cage. The interior was also given an extensive makeover, receiving a 4WD controller, the GT-R's touch-screen interface with all of the PS3-like goodies, and the engine control system.

Speaking at today's announcement, Gareth Dunsmore, European marketing chief for the Juke, said: “The Juke-R was originally intended as a one-off concept to marry two of Nissan’s most innovative models. But the reaction we had to the car in Dubai was amazing--people were making offers for the original on the street.”

If you happen to have a spare $600k lying around and are interested in owning this very unique vehicle, you can send in your request to Juke-R@Nissan.co.uk. Deliveries are scheduled to start this summer.
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  1. you got to be kidding me, 200k for a Nissan Juke what is the world coming too.
     
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  2. yeah....why not just get a GT-R? Hell you could get a lot of cars for less than that drop a lot of money in them and run circles around that juke. F that thing.
     
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  3. 200k? I read 600k in the article above. Also, worst "race" ever.
     
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  4. 600k because 3 people (for some reason) already ordered one. One of the dumbest cars ever, and it's ridiculous that someone would spend 200k on it.
     
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  5. lol 200 or 600K either way thats a joke....ugly looking thing. The list of cars that outperform and cost less is so long its comical.
     
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  6. while the amount is excessive, you guys are missing the point. the car will be a very limited run andd be entirely bespoke, meaning there will be individuality all round for those that have stumped up the cash. the ones who will pay this will always want to stadn out from the crowd and not have what others have. so its smart marketing if you ask me
     
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  7. Maybe if it was a 370z with the same engine, but this is stupid. What's next? A 700hp Nissan Cube?
     
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  8. Still holding out hope for a $200k 700 bhp Pontiac Aztec to blow this thing's doors off.
     
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