We showed you the teaser videos just a few days ago, and now Nissan has released online the complete short film "Desert Nemesis" about the Nissan Juke-R vs. supercars in a street race in Dubai. The film's release also marks the announcement of a limited production run of the manic Juke-R supercar crossover.
Available in a very limited production run on a build-to-order basis, Nissan promises the new Juke-Rs will be even more powerful than original concept car, which was based on the model year 2010 Nissan GT-R running gear, and came with 485 bhp (362 kW / 492 PS). The Juke-R concept accelerated from 0-62mph (0-100kph) in just 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 160mph (257kph). However, the run of new Juke-Rs will feature the upgraded drivetrain and chassis of the model year 2012 GT-R which packs 545 hp (406 kW / 553 PS) and 463 lb-ft (627 Nm) of torque.
Nissan has received three firm orders for cars to be built, two of which have come from a high-profile and well-respected member of Dubai society. Production of the first cars is already underway with delivery taking place in late 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. 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 Juke later in the year."
More details in the press release below.