First production Juke R hits the road
One lucky owner has taken delivery of Nissan's GT-R powered Juke – which costs an eye-watering £400,000.
Not only does it sport lowered suspension and a body kit, but the Juke-R also has the complete drive system from Nissan's formidable GT-R, with performance figures to match.
However, while we've seen prices slowly inflate on the GT-R since its introduction in 2007 (from £60,000 to £75,000), this is nothing when compared to the Juke-R, which costs over five times the price.
RML, the company responsible for the Micra R, Saleen S7 and McLaren Mercedes SLR 722 GT, originally engineered the Frankenstein creation as a one-off in 2011, but after showing the Juke-R in Dubai earlier this year, Nissan received serious offers for the concept 'on the street'.
Darren Cox, brand director Nissan in Europe, said: "We couldn't disappoint dedicated fans, so with three genuine offers on the table we made the commitment to build a limited run of Juke-Rs".
The first car has now been delivered, but for those who want a sportier Juke without the steep £400,000 price tag, Nissan has also released the Juke NISMO, featuring a 197hp version of the 1.6-litre DIG-T petrol engine and a specially trimmed cabin.
Although the Juke NISMO will be more efficient than the Juke-R, it won't be anywhere near as fast. The Juke-R has similar performance to its mechanical sibling, the GT-R, resulting in same 0-62mph time of 3.0secs and a top speed of 170mph, 26mph down on the GT-R.