Reports out of Europe suggest Nismo has been given the green light by Nissan to build up to 17 of the Juke pocket rockets, dependent on the number of orders received.
We’re not sure where the 17 figure came from, or if this is the maximum number of Juke-R 2.0s that will be built, but that’s reportedly the figure that Nismo is working towards for now.
Italy’s Omni Auto reports that the same 441kW/652Nm 3.8 litre twin-turbocharged V6 from the R 2.0 seen at the Goodwood Festival of Speed will power the road-going version, matched with Nissan’s all-wheel-drive system.
Exact performance figures are unknown, but a 0-100km/h time of around 3.5 seconds and a top speed beyond 250km/h are more than feasible.
Otherwise, fans can expect almost a carbon copy of the Juke-R 2.0 with the production version including lashings of carbon-fibre, a roll-cage, Recaro racing seats and a matt black paint finish.
If the Juke-R 2.0 does get the production green light, it will follow in the wheel-tracks of ‘version 1.0’ which also saw a limited production run.
Cost may be one reason Nismo expects to build fewer than 17 units, with a rumoured price for the 2.0 well beyond €150,000 (AU$225,000) to merely recover the carmaker’s outlay for each example.
Such a price-tag would be a relative bargain however compared to the original Juke-R, which was priced at around AU$800,000.
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