Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Subcompact Supercar: Nissan sells first production Juke R

Production Nissan Juke R sold
Nissan said that if you stepped forward and paid the the $645,160 price for a Juke R (that's the base price, mind you), they'd gladly build you one. Well, someone has. The vehicle you see above is Juke R #001. Apparently Juke R #002 is already in production.

In case you'd forgotten, the Juke R is powered by a Nissan GT-R engine cranking out 545 horsepower to all four wheels via a dual-clutch gearbox. The 0-60 times are said to be at 3.0 seconds, and the top speed is 170 mph. That is definitely one subcompact supercar.

I can't stop looking at the bottom cowl, though. It loos so much like a mouth I can't stand it, especially if you squint. I keep trying to pin down what it looks like. Angry sea creature? Forgotten Pokemon character? Japanese horror movie monster? Or maybe ...

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