First production Nissan Juke-R completed

16 Oct, 2012 2:58pm Tom Phillips

Production version of the £400,000 Nissan Juke-R is ready for delivery

This is the first production version of the Nissan Juke-R; Nissan’s bonkers cross between the Juke crossover and high-performance GT-R.

The Juke-R started life as a one-off concept, shown in Dubai in January 2012. Since then, thanks to interest from customers and more than five million views of the Juke-R video on YouTube, Nissan has begun a small production run of the super-crossover.

All Juke-Rs are built by motorsport specialists RML in the UK, using the Nissan GT-R’s 3.8-litre V6 engine, four-wheel drive system and suspension.

The Juke-R’s engine develops 545bhp - 2bhp more than the GT-R - but its top speed is a little lower than the GT-R’s 196mph, at 170mph. Both cars complete the 0-62mph sprint in just 3.0 seconds.

For the production model, Nissan’s European design centre in London has redesigned the Juke-R’s bumpers and side sills and added more carbon trim.

Inside, the blend of GT-R and Juke continues, with a mix of parts from both cars, while all Juke-Rs are also fitted with a full FIA-specification roll-cage.

As you’d expect for such a limited-run, high-performance model, the Juke-R doesn’t come cheap, with prices starting from £400,000 – or the equivalent of five GT-Rs, with change for a top-spec Juke on the side.