Nissan to Make Just 17 Juke-R Nismos
The Nissan Juke-R Nismo 2.0 will see production, but according to many reports, only 17 will be made.
We’ve mentioned the Nissan Juke-R 2.0, also known as the Juke-R Nismo, several times over the last few months:
But before you get too excited about owning or even driving a Nissan Juke-R Nismo 2.0, we’ve got some rather disappointing news.
It seems that even though Nissan have given the 600-horsepower super crossover the green light for production, only 17 will be made, according to many Internet reports.
Featuring the GT-R’s twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V6 engine, the Juke-R 2.0 is a beast. So why will so few see production? It’s most likely just the number of individuals (or businesses) who have expressed an interest in owning one. Think wealthy princes who want to swan about town in a fire-breathing compact crossover. Guess it makes a change to those boring old Bugattis, eh?
We say wealthy princes because the previous version of the Juke-R had a price tag of over $650,000 and this newer generation model is likely to be even higher due to the limited number being made.
The Nissan Juke-R Nismo 2.0 is expected to do 0-60 mph in less than three seconds. For comparison, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S boasts 550-horsepower and hit 60 mph in four seconds and the BMW X5 M makes 567-horsepower and gets to 60 mph in about the same time again.
In fact, it’s only the forthcoming Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk, with its proposed 707-horsepower, that will rival the Juke-R to 60 mph. However, the Nissan will undoubtedly dominate the Jeep through corners.
If we hear any more news about the Juke-R we’ll let you know, but it’s safe to assume we’re unlikely to see it hit Australian shores…ever.