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Nissan Juke-R limited production announced - releases Dubai street race film [video]

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.

FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY - NISSAN LAUNCHES LIMITED RUN OF EXCITING JUKE-R AS IT STARS IN OWN MOVIE

  • Nissan to build limited run of genre-busting 545bhp, 160mph car
  • Performance of unique supercar crossover in Dubai filming sparks demand for thrilling concept to be made available to select customers
  • New Juke-Rs will be even more powerful than original concept car
  • Cinematic online movie starring Juke-R launched to coincide with announcement

Nissan has announced that its innovative Juke-R crossover will be made available to buy in a very limited run on build-to-order basis.

The 3.8-litre, 160mph Juke-R made its global debut in Dubai in January this year, attracting enormous attention and, as a result, Nissan has now received firm orders for three cars to be built. Two have come from a high-profile and well-respected member of Dubai society.

Nissan will build more Juke-Rs upon request and will be taking orders in the coming four
weeks, before production starts in earnest.

While the original Juke-R was based on the MY10 GT-R running gear, the run of new cars will benefit from featuring the drivetrain and chassis of the MY12 GT-R and, with the build of the first cars underway, the first three cars will be delivered to their new owners 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."

Anyone wishing to register an interest in purchasing Nissan's most innovative Crossover yet should contact Juke-R@Nissan.co.uk.

To coincide with the announcement, Nissan is also launching a cinematic online movie today at http://www.facebook.com/NissanJukeOfficial, in which the Juke-R stars.

Desert Nemesis follows Nissan's inaugural GT Academy winner, Lucas Ordonez, as he takes on the world's best supercars in a thrilling street race, reminiscent of the ‘Need for Speed' movies.

In Desert Nemesis, award-winning film director, Rob Kaplan, captured the noise and excitement generated by the muscular Juke-R and a street race against its loudest, most acclaimed adversaries.

Weaving together the cinematic scenes of a high-production movie and raw footage of the gamer-turned-professional racer taking on the world's most exciting, road-legal cars through the roads of Dubai's exclusive International Marina Club, Kaplan gives us the opportunity to see the Juke-R find its place among the world's elite.

Spaniard, Ordonez, became a professional racing driver thanks to Nissan's hugely-innovative 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 with class-winning Nissan-powered team, Greaves Motorsport.

In the run-up to the film launch on May 3, several teaser trailers have been released through Nissan's Facebook and YouTube channels, offering the audience ‘behind-the-scenes' footage of one of the automotive industry's bravest, boldest productions.

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GTR-R35
yes Nissan that's what weeeee are talking about,go go JUKE-R i'll wait it to buy it as soon as possible
May 5, 2012 7:36 pm
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StewartSorensen
Well the big question is if this vid and the Duke R is going to change the Dukes reputation for being ugly amongst the petrol head communities ?. Honestly the duke R must be a real bad ass urban car - would not know how to feel sitting next to it in another fast ride, even a GTR...
May 4, 2012 11:31 am
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kenchan
Maybe they can use the moonshine income to pay for an early facelift.
May 3, 2012 10:11 am
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dmanero
what are you talking about, "are they street legal". of course they street legal, why wouldn't they be? And why does it not surprise me that again a person with way too much money and greed has placed an order for two. Maybe since he has so much money, he can give a bit to his people that are in poverty while he lives in a huge manson with 13 cars that he never drives.
May 3, 2012 8:46 am
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pzxpjy
To make it street legal, Nissan has to build several Juke-Rs for crash tests. But they only planned to build three. What's more, these Jukes must meet certain specific rules, such as pollution, noise, signal lights, and safety equipments.
May 3, 2012 9:42 am
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pzxpjy
The chassis of the Juke-R concept was simply cut from a GT-R. That kind of cut-paste job often works well for body-on-frame vehicles, but both the Juke and the GT-R are based on unibody structure. I guess that the chassis of Juke-R concept could hardly provide enough rigidity and stiffness for crash tests.
May 3, 2012 9:52 am
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Shumy
how do you know they are street legal? what is your guess based on? This is a f..ckin nissan juke with 545hp, it is unsafe and too dangerous to be driven and sold to everyone who wants them. By the way, but how do you know that the guy who got two of these cars don't give help people in need of money? the fact that he gets two doesn't mean that he can only afford two, from your point, he might have money for 100 of these cars and might buy only two and give the monmey of the 98 others to the people in need... don't criticize people for not helping anybody when you don't even know the name of the guy
May 3, 2012 12:41 pm
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iLikeCars
No no no no no, I disagree with your statement... Crashes are done by the drivers, not the cars. Cars aren't set on "AutoDrive", there's a living person behind the wheel, and depending on his mentality, either a crash could occur, or not...
May 6, 2012 6:31 pm
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Shumy
there are probabilities. some cars are harder to control than others. the handling should be logical to the speed so that you don't roll over easily. of course the driver is at least as important as the car, but, to drive some cars, someone would need to be more experienced than passing an easy driving test... that is why we have some street-legal cars and some non street legal cars
May 15, 2012 6:28 pm
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uzzie
not bad, was hoping to see a longer race, it was obvious that the Juke-R was going to win this though
May 3, 2012 8:18 am
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pzxpjy
Are they street-legal? Seems that it might not be profitable to make it street-legal. If so, they are going to make three track-only Jukes, like Ferrari FXX?
May 3, 2012 8:06 am
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