THE Nissan Juke-R, which Nissan had originally said would not be built, is going to be produced for select customers on a build-to-order basis.
The 480-bhp concept car was filmed racing against supercars in Dubai, and the media fallout has seen Nissan receive three genuine offers from would-be customers – enough for the company to build a very limited run with even more power than the concept.
While the Juke-R was originally built using the running gear from the 2010 GT-R, the production models will use the current 545bhp equivalent, making the finished cars even more ballistic.
The build of the first three cars is under way and they will be delivered late in the summer.
Gareth Dunsmore, marketing 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 we had 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.”
Anyone wishing to register an interest in purchasing a Juke-R should contact Juke-R@Nissan.co.uk