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Your humble author was charmed by the regular Juke when it debuted, but the Juke-R is a very different animal and it costs about twenty-five times what the standard Juke does. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t have any customers…

Nissan Europe claims that the first production Juke-R was delivered today, at a price of $645,000 (no doubt converted from Euros or pounds) and with a rated power of 545hp. The cynic in me thinks the regular Nissan GT-R actually makes 545 horsepower and has done so for some time now, but never mind. While the Juke-R probably isn’t as fast around a racetrack as the GT-R — and the AutoExpress video above seems to reinforce the idea — it’s a genuinely interesting vehicle for the kind of money that normally just gets you a F12berlinetta as a first-time (read: no dealership relationship) Ferrari customer. We wish the owner all sorts of luck and would like to suggest he come meet us at Virginia International Raceway to see how his tippy new toy handles the Climbing Esses. We promise not to bring a Shelby.

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Do You Want A Yuke Nismo? Raise Your Voice http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/do-you-want-a-yuke-nismo-raise-your-voice/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/do-you-want-a-yuke-nismo-raise-your-voice/#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2011 13:10:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=420607

More pre-Tokyo-motorshow nekkyou-teki (craze): Nissan is creating buzz for its Juke by floating two videos for the Juke Nismo. The car will be on hand when the show opens to the press tomorrow. The car is a prototype only, to gauge customer reception. If customers react positively enough, the car will be made. If customers react blasé, it will be forgotten .

“It depends on the reaction at the Tokyo Motor Show. If it’s quite positive, we’ll consider introducing it into the market,” says Nissan President Shoichi Miyatani.

So if you are at the Tokyo show, and you want that car, go to the Nissan stand and shout “watashi wa korega hoshii!” (I want it!) Don’t worry, you won’t be signing a contract.

Nismo is Nissan’s performance division, Japan’s answer to “M”, “R” and “AMG”. Starting with the Juke, Nismo aims to make  performance versions of Nissan’s mainstream lineup, Miyatani says.

Specs of the Juke Nismo are not known, but better be revealed at the TMS in order to make those hearts pound with anticipation.

One thing the Juke Nismo is not: The Juke R, that had created buzz on the webs for a while. My contacts at Nissan assured me that the Juke Nismo is no GT-R in Juke’s clothing. From what I am hearing, the Juke R will be limited to a few very much hand built versions, enough to create excitement by setting a seven minute plus time on the Nordschleife. Wouldn’t that be a hoot?

Street legal? Maybe. Production model? It probably will be as mass-produced as the top ranking Radical. I.e. not.

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