posted 6 years ago

Nissan Juke-R Costs £400,000

Ouch! The Nissan Juke-R costs a bank busting £400,000.

Ouch! The Nissan Juke-R costs a bank busting £400,000. Let us put this crippling figure in perspective. The Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase is priced at £296,875, the Lamborghini Aventador costs £253,200, and even the top-spec Aston Martin DSS is only £196,581. Plus – of course – the standard Nissan Juke only costs between £13,995 and £20,295. So... why is the Juke-R pricier than a banker's bonus? It is based on the one- off R concept, you see, that shook the financial world to its core in January 2012. But that particular vehicle was not for sale. It did, however, attract attention from three “serious” buyers so Nissan agreed to construct a few bespoke road legal versions. Hence, £400,000.

Nissan Juke-R Chassis 001 is now complete. This has a monstrous 3.8-litre twin- turbocharged 545bhp V6 engine that propels bespoke car lovers to 62mph in 3 seconds, and on to 170mph. Only bankers relate to those figures. The Juke-R also has the drive-train and suspension from the Nissan GT-R Supercar, which is one of the most phenomenal performance machines on the market. This complements the FIA specification roll cage and muscular styling that comes courtesy, in part, of its bumpers and sills. These were created with computers and projectors rather than traditional clay models. What a car... and what a pity that Chassis 002 does not have my name on it. Maybe the bank will lend me £400,000.