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Posted by Edward - JapanCarBlog in Middle East Industry, nissan, nissan gt-r, Nissan Juke, Nissan Juke R, racing on 05 14th, 2012

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Nissan’s announced it’ll start selling souped up versions of its Juke on a limited run, solely on a build-to-order basis. The company first unveiled the Ray Mallock Limited (RML) Nissan Juke-R last November in Spain but had the concept vehicle travel the world for testing purposes.

Now ready for order, the production version Juke-R will stay true to the original concept, complete with a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine derived from a GT-R supercar. Unlike the concept however, the Juke-R will use the more powerful 545-horsepower engine from the latest 2013 GT-R – not the 485-horsepower engine in the previous version.

Comparing the Juke to its normal cousin, modifications include widened wheel arches, a full bodykit, a fixed rear roof wing, the GT-R’s 20-inch wheels, Brembo brakes, and a custom roll cage. The interior was also given an extensive makeover, receiving a 4WD controller, the GT-R’s touch-screen interface with all of the PS3-like goodies, and the engine control system.

Speaking at this week’s announcement, Gareth Dunsmore confirmed the $200,000 super-ute has had three confirmed orders, two of which from Dubai. Dunsmore said “the reaction we had to the car in Dubai was amazing–people were making offers for the original on the street.”

Nissan Juke
Nissan Juke
Nissan Juke
Nissan Juke