The Nissan Juke R 2.0 that was unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June, is going into production, according to a report from OmniAuto. Like the original Juke R, the new Juke R will also see a limited production and bear a hefty price tag.
According to the report, the company will build only 17 units, which will make it rarer than the first R variant that was limited 21 units. Pricing hasn’t be released but the production is likely to be based on pre-orders. Expect the price to be around €500,000.
The ‘crossover supercar’ sports a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine that produces 600 hp and 652 Nm of torque, quite insane for a vehicle of that category and size. It’s the same engine offered on the GT-R NISMO. Performance figures haven’t been released yet, but they’ll certainly be better than the original Juke-R that was capable of reaching 0-100 km/h in only 3.7 seconds and hitting a top speed of 257 km/h.
The R 2.0 will probably be the last high performance variant of the first generation model which went on sale in 2010 and was facelifted last year. The second generation model is reportedly arriving next year, based on the Renault Nissan Alliance’s CMF-B platform.