Nissan Juke-R and Nismo details

Nissan's first production Juke-R has been completed, and more details on the Juke Nismo have emerged.

Nissan’s Juke-R concept was such a success that the company surprised the world by announcing it would be producing a limited production run of Juke Rs, with prices starting from £400,000. The first model, Juke-R 001, has just rolled off the production line.

Like the original concept, production has been farmed out to motorsports specialists RML, who start with a basic Juke, transplanting the GT-R’s twin-turbo V6 engine, drivetrain and suspension into the Juke, which requires substantial re-engineering. The dashboard of the GT-R is also made to fit, as well as a full roll cage and race seats.

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Nissan has confirmed that the production Juke-R will have more power than the concept, now churning out a 2012 GT-R matching 545bhp. This means a claimed 0-62mph time of 3.0secs and top speed of 170mph.

The white Juke-R in the photos showcases the updated styling too. The bumpers and side skirts were redesigned by Nissan Design Europe, the UK-based design arm of Nissan responsible for the successful Qashqai and Juke. New carbon trim on the front and rear cooling vents and the diffuser complete the changes.

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As well as the extremities of the Juke-R, Nissan has revealed more detail on the Juke Nismo, which is set to go on sale early next year. It will be powered by a 200bhp version of the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine – in a similar state of tune to the recently unveiled Renaultsport Clio, which will use the same powerplant.

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