When the Juke-R first surfaced, it was met with all kinds of reaction. Some love it for the ridiculously impressive transplant that transformed a normal Juke into a “monsterized” crossover, while others are still having a hard time adapting to the Juke’s unique frontal looks. Love it or hate it, the Juke-R is here to stay as the first production version had just been revealed by Nissan.
Finished in white, this first Juke-R bears a plaque on the dash reading “Juke-R #001” and will be delivered to its lucky owner over in Dubai, where one other unit will also be delivered at roughly the same location.
The Juke-R is built by British-based RML with the assistance from Nissan Technical Center Europe (NTC-E). Housing a large portion of the GT-R’s key components like the engine, brakes, suspension, and the complex all-wheel drive system, it is also fitted with bucket seats and an FIA-specification roll cage. The twin-turbo 545-horsepower engine is powerful enough to send the Juke-R for a 0-100 run in 3 seconds with a top speed of 274km/h.
Not everyone could get their hands on this crazy creation, but the much tamer 197-horsepower Juke Nismo is much easier to get one’s hands on it once it goes on sale next year. Nissan is also taking both of these special edition Jukes to the virtual platform, where they will be available for you to use and abuse them on the upcoming mobile racing game Gameloft Asphalt 7: Heat, coming soon on iOS and Android phones and tablets.