Nissan Juke-R hits the production line
Posted by Tom Benjamin
The Nissan Juke-R was only ever intended to be a show car, but high demand has led to the Japanese car giant opting to put the vehicle into production.
Unveiled back in January, Nissan stated that its striking hot hatch was only for the cameras and that there was no intention of the vehicle being assembled for use on public roads.
However, the Japanese car manufacturer revealed that they received a raft of queries from motoring enthusiasts from across the globe who were eager to get their hands on their very own Juke-R.
Darren Cox, brand director for Nissan in Europe, commented: "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."
The first variation of the Nissan Juke-R being made available for the public is a white model, which comes packed with a collection of eye-catching specifications.
Assembled by engineers based at RML Motorsport in Northamptonshire, the car features a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine that can achieve 545bhp.
This motor also enables the Juke-R to achieve 0-62mph in a mere three seconds, before going on to reach a top speed of around 170mph.
Not only does this make the car one of the hottest of hot hatches on the market today, but also puts some of the most famous supercars to shame.
For example, a Ferrari 458 takes 3.4 seconds to reach 62 mph from rest, while a driver will need 3.6 seconds in order to bring a Porsche 911 Turbo up to this speed.
A customer in Dubai has taken delivery of the first road-worthy Nissan Juke-R, with the Japanese car maker aiming to build more models but only in small numbers.