Video: GT-R tuned Juke unleashed
UPSTAGING SUPER CAR RIVALS: Nissan's Juke-R has yet to go into full production but it's already making a name for itself as it takes on super cars in a new video.
LONDON, Englad – Nissan has made its beastly Juke-R available to purchase on a limited build-to-order basis.
The 3.8 Juke-R made its global debut in Dubai in January 2012 and as a result of its huge following Nissan has already built three cars, two bound for high-profile customer in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
More will be built on request and Nissan will be taking orders in coming weeks before production begins in earnest later in 2012.
'SOMETHING OF A PHENOMENON'
The original Juke-R was based on the 2010 GT-R running gear and the new models will benefit from the drive train and chassis of the 2012 GT-R.
Gareth Dunsmore, product manager for the Juke, said: “The Juke-R was originally intended as a one-off concept to marry two of Nissan’s most innovative models but the reaction to the car in Dubai was amazing. People were making offers for the original on the street.
“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 the Juke later in the year."
To coincide with the announcement, Nissan's Juke-R is starring in an online movie titled 'Desert Nemesis'. It follows Nissan’s inaugural GT Academy winner, Lucas Ordonez, as he takes on the world’s best supercars in a thrilling street race in Dubai.
Award-winning film director Rob Kaplan lent his cinematic talents to capture the action on screen as the Juke-R takes on the world’s most exciting road-legal cars through Dubai’s exclusive International Marina Club.
Gamer-turned-driver Ordonez became a professional racing driver thanks to Nissan’s GT Academy partnership with Sony in 2008. He made his debut at the Le Mans 24 Hours with Nissan in 2011 and will return to La Sarthe on June 16/17 2012 with the Nissan's Greaves Motorsport team.
Watch the video below:
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