A high-performance Nissan Juke Nismo RC is set to be released by the end of the year as a 2014 model in Europe.
The 2014 Juke Nismo RC is going to get the turbocharged 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine, developing 221 hp, a jump of 21 more hp than the standard Juke Nismo. No other details have emerged regarding transmission choices, or whether it will be offered in 2WD or AWD.
Of course, this is nothing close to the built-to-order Nissan Juke-R which has the upgraded 2012 GT-R drivetrain, good for 545 hp. The 3.8-litre turbocharged V6 helps the little crossover achieve a 275 kph top speed and 0-100 kph in just 3 seconds. It came with a €500,000 price tag, which was well above Dhs 2.3 million. Two made it to the shores of UAE. Incidentally, we drove the prototype at the Dubai Autodrome, alongside a Nissan GT-R. Read about it here.