Frankenchild of British tuner RML and Nissan, the king of strange performance, the Juke-R is finally ready for delivery.
Initially unveiled in late 2011 as a concept, the potent car is available to the first owner who will be one of a select few. As the first production model built, it has a Juke-R #001 badge and is headed for Dubai. It’s one of at least three headed for the Middle East.
For those that haven’t been following the crazy crossover’s journey, it’s essentially a GT-R drivetrain transplanted into a Juke body. Needless to say, it took more than dropping an engine in to make the whole thing work – the car sacrifices most of its interior including the back seats to make room for a serious roll cage.
After that drivetrain swap it packs 545 hp through the GT-R’s sophisticated all-wheel drive system to deliver a package that’s been known to embarrass Italian exotics.