Everyone has been interested in the Nissan Juke R and to date, one of them is ready to go to home with its very wealthy customer for the tune of over $521,000. What that means for us hard working folk is that the only way we will be able to enjoy driving a great new vehicle like this is virtually. But the Juke-R No. 001 is out and it’s the first in what will only be a small handful of this particular model produced.
The lucky No. 001 Nissan Juke hosts a 3.8 liter twin turbo V6 that is also showing up in the 2013 Nissan GT-R. This little engine that cold gives an amazing 545 horsepower. This is increased significantly over the concept model which was getting 480 horses, but that was from the 2012 GT-R engine and not the updated version. The new engine will reach a comfortable top out speed of 170 miles per hour and will go from 0 to 60 in less than three seconds. If that’s not face melting, we don’t know what is.
Of course there are some other great updates including the body style. NDE’s Digital Team Manager Darryl Scriven explains: “The Juke-R’s bumpers and side sills were redesigned, which is normally a very long process using full size models in clay. However, we managed to condense the development time using full-size viewing on our new 3D-ready projector and power wall, maintaining a fully digital process while providing a true supercar quality finish.”
For those of us who don’t have the extra pennies to cough up for a Nissan model like this of our own, we can drive it anyway, via the new Asphalt 7: Heat game. This game is an app that is being built for both the iPhone and Android electronic products. Nissan partnered with Gameloft to create the virtual version. Gameloft is a leading global publisher of digital and social games. It will be paired up in the game against the Nissan Gismo so Nissan and driving fans can experience the excitement.