Turns out Nissan Juke-R project was not just for funsies. By releasing “Desert Nemesis” – a short film from Juke-R’s trip to Dubai and its race against some of the world’s best supercars – Nissan confirmed they are actually going to make the bonkers car, in a limited production run of just three for now. But it’s built to order, which means if there’s more orders, they will build more.
Who thought a 545bhp, 160mph small crossover would have any chance to become a real production car? Nissan says the reaction was strong enough for them to consider making the R, and with three serious orders on the table, it was a no brainer.
The production cars will benefit from the drivetrain and chassis of the MY12 GT-R and will be delivered to their customers in late summer. Nissan does not reveal how much these customers have paid for the Juke-R. We’re guessing it was a lot.
And here’s the film, Juke-R’s final race with the supercar. You may also want to watch the trailers we featured before.
The film, which is reminiscent of the ‘Need for Speed’ movies, Desert Nemesis follows GT Academy winner Lucas Ordóñez as he takes the one-off Juke-R to the streets of Dubai to take part in a street race against some of the world’s most famous and thrilling sports cars.
“With such a strong reaction, and with three genuine offers on the table, we decided we had to make the car a reality. We can’t let down enthusiasts who are this keen to add to their collection of cars. The Juke-R has become something of a phenomenon and I’m enormously proud of the impact it has had. There will be more news to come on Juke later in the year.”