Nissan somehow found a few people who agreed to pay more than £400,000 to them for a Juke-R, just because it’s got a big engine. Nissan Juke-R, for those of you who have forgotten, is a Juke powered by the twin-turbo V6 engine from 2013 Nissan GTR. It is a fabulously fun car, but 400 grand?
The original Juke-R concept had the engine and drivetrain of a 2012 GTR. The actual production car gets the 2013 systems, which means 545bhp, 0-62mph in 3.0 seconds and a maximum speed of 170mph.
To celebrate delivering the first Juke-R to its customer, Nissan announced the addition of that car, along with Juke NISMO, to Gameloft Asphalt 7: Heat mobile racing game.
The NISMO Juke is a more sensible choice if you think you can’t live without a weird looking crossover in your life. IT is powered by Nissan’s 1.6-litre DIG-T petrol engine and features an R-inspired body kit.
Darren Cox, Brand Director Nissan in Europe, explains: “People loved the Juke-R in Dubai – we were receiving offers for the original concept on the street. We couldn’t disappoint such dedicated fans, so with three genuine offers on the table we made the commitment to build a limited run of Juke-Rs.”