The first customer-bound, road-going Juke-R has been built by RML with advice from Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTC-E) and is now ready for delivery. The car, #001, is part of a limited run that's built-to-order for about $6450,000 to start, and features the same amount of horsepower as the 2013 Nissan GT-R that donates its drivetrain to the monster Juke. At 545 horsepower, it's 60 horsepower stronger than the original concept car and has better performance as well.
The GT-R also donated its suspension to the Juke-R, while an FIA-spec roll cage protects occupants. Claimed and estimated performance numbers for the production Juke-R include a 3-second 0-62mph sprint and a 170mph top speed.
Nissan Design Europe redesigned the bumpers and side sills for the production car. They are now more defined and get new carbon trim on the front and rear cooling vents and the rear aero diffuser.
That one-off concept was first shown off in Dubai in January and became nearly an overnight sensation, prompting offers from wealthy enthusiasts. The second consumer car is already being built, and a third one may arrive as well, as the team behind the car received three genuine orders willing to pay the premium. The Juke-R concept's official YouTube video received more than five million views.
At the same time, Nissan revealed that its Juke NISMO will go on sale in Europe in 2013. It confirmed that the 1.6-liter DIG-T engine will get a power bump to 197-horsepower (up from 188). It will also get a unique look inside and out as well as some handling improvements thanks to suspension bits and larger and stickier rolling stock, though these weren't detailed, and neither was pricing.
Finally, both cars will be digitized thanks to developer Gameloft in a new mobile device game, Asphalt 7: Heatmobile. It will launch for iOS- and Android-powered smartphones and tablets. It will become available before 2013.