NEWS: Nissan Juke-R Goes All Batman! Win it!
Last week we got the Usain Bolt gold Nissan GT-R auction and this week Nissan's marketing team are teaming up with the Batman movie franchisers – creating a one-off Batman-inspired Juke Nismo! It's been built to celebrate launch of The Dark Knight Rises™ on Blu-Ray™ & DVD (December 3rd) and is based on the new Juke Nismo, featuring matt black paint and lots of Batman detailing. And it's not up for sale, but available to win here: www.builttothrill.co.uk
The Juke's official title is: The Dark Knight Rises™ Juke Nismo – and the the one-off machine features a host of Batman-inspired details "that will make the lucky owner the envy of every movie fan and car buff," say Nissan. It features the same 200PS 1.6-litre turbocharged engine driving the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox - giving it a 0-62mph time of 7.8 seconds - as well as a Nismo bodykit, uprated suspension and enhanced interior. And there's a load of Batman-inspired interior and exterior details "that will make the driver feel just like Bruce Wayne." These include: Matt black paint, 18-inch rims, a shark fin antenna replacing the standard car’s conventional aerial, aluminium bat badges on the front grille and tailgate, bat logos on the kickplates and reflective bat badges on the headrests of the suede-trimmed Nismo sports seats. Best – or geekiest – of all, thanks to downlighters mounted under the door mirrors the famous Bat signal can be projected onto the floor area around the doors. A clever uplighter projects the same signal onto the black headlining inside too.
See some more images on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/roadmagblog The Dark Knight Rises™ Juke Nismo is the work of Nissan’s very own Batcave – Nissan Design Europe, based in London’s Paddington, the same studio responsible for the design of the original Juke.
Nissan say: "The Dark Knight Rises™ Juke Nismo will not go on sale in a Nissan dealership, nor will it be made available to the highest bidder – instead the only way to get this car on your driveway is to enter a special competition at www.builttothrill.co.uk. Just take the Thrill Test and you’re in with a chance of owning The Dark Knight Rises™ Juke Nismo. The competition runs until February 28th 2013 with the winner announced early March."
Meanwhile, order books for the Juke Nismo open in January 2013 with deliveries set for March 2013. The first in a range of Nismo road cars, it has been designed and developed by Nissan’s Nismo performance division. It will be available with two transmissions: a 2WD manual or 4WD CVT automatic. Prices and full specifications for the Juke Nismo will be released closer to the car’s launch.