Nissan Juke-R Ready for First Delivery

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

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.

GALLERY: Nissan Juke-R #001

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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