Here’s a Nissan which will beat any Ferrari or Porsche in a straight line – but you’ll need a staggering £400,000 to try it.
The menacing Juke-R was unveiled as a show car in January with Nissan claiming it had no intention of it making it.
But the family car maker was inundated with enquiries from around the world with multi-millionaires in Dubai making cash offers for it on the street.
Nissan bowed to pressure and said it would build the 170mph hot hatch in small numbers with this white model the first to roll off the production line
The hot hatch started out life as a humble £15,000 Juke but Nissan then sent it to RML Motorsport in Northamptonshire who gave it a huge overhaul.
Engineers managed to shoehorn a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 under the bonnet which boosted power to 545bhp.
The result is the hottest of hot hatches – with the Juke-R capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in three seconds and on to a top speed of around 170mph.
A Ferrari 458, in comparison, will do 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds while a Porsche 911 Turbo manages it in 3.6 seconds.
RML Motorsport also fitted it with the Nissan GT-R supercar’s drivetrain and suspension along with an FIA-specification roll-cage.
The first model, which cost at least £400,000, has just been delivered to its customer in Dubai with the production of second model underway.
Darren Cox, brand director for Nissan in Europe, said: “People loved the Juke-R in Dubai – we were receiving offers for the original concept on the street.
“We couldn’t disappoint such dedicated fans, so with three genuine offers on the table we made the commitment to build a limited run of Juke-Rs.”