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NISSAN
JUKE NISMO MAKES ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT LE
MANS

First public
unveiling of Nissan Juke Nismo production model will be on the Nissan
stand at Le Mans
from 13th to 17th June Nissan Juke Nismo is the first in a
series of new Nismo models - inspired by Nissan's Japanese motorsport
heritage and performance expertiseEnhanced styling, more performance and
sportier handlingEuropean sales
to start January 2013

The production
version of Nissan Juke Nismo will make its global debut at the world's most
famous race, the Le Mans
24 hour this weekend alongside the pioneering Nissan DeltaWing and Juke-R. Previously
revealed as a concept at the Tokyo and Geneva international Motor
Shows, this is the first glimpse of Nismo's legendary performance DNA which
will make the eagerly awaited transition from racetrack to road in early 2013.

Nissan was
a pioneer of the compact crossover segment in the automotive market with the
launch of Juke in 2010; and is set to continue its leadership with the launch
of its first radical performance crossover model - the Nissan Juke Nismo.

Nissan's Nismo product range, developed by the brand's motorsport and personalisation
division in Japan, offers distinctiveness and individuality
as well as sports orientated handling, performance
and excitement to standard Nissan cars starting with the Juke.

The
Nissan Juke Nismo combines the current radical Nissan Juke design, with a
unique blend of sports coupé lines and SUV styling, influenced by Nismo's motor
sport expertise. Nismo
specialists have engineered a new aerodynamics kit, giving the Juke an even
more efficient, dynamic and powerful design. The new model features lower front
and rear bumpers, wider wings and sill side skirts, and a modified grille and
tailgate spoiler which control airflow. These aerodynamic enhancements reduce
front and rear lift without increasing drag enhancing the Juke Nismo's driving
performance. Stylish new 18-inch alloy wheels with wider tyres offer improved
grip, and further boost the Juke's on-road presence.

The Juke
Nismo is enhanced with a tuned-up version of its 1.6-litre direct
injection turbocharged petrol engine, inspired by the one
installed in Nissan's revolutionary DeltaWing Le Mans race car. As well as
featuring stiffened suspension settings and new steering modifications for
sportier direct handling and improved traction control, the new model will also
be available with torque vectoring, a technology offering better grip and
cornering capacity.

The Nismo treatment continues inside
the cabin, where the steering wheel, pedals, gauges, gear knob and door trims
have been redesigned to boost the sporty feeling when driving. To further
underline the performance personality of the car, special suede-trimmed Nismo
sports seats with red stitching have been added for increased holding while
cornering.

Andy Palmer, Executive Vice President
Global Product Planning, says "The introduction of Juke Nismo further cements
our dedication to provide innovation and excitement for everyone. The Juke,
with its radical design and pioneering attitude, is the natural choice to be
one of the first Nissan models to receive the mythical performance and
distinctive design treatment from our Nismo specialists."

The Nissan Juke performance story
began late last year with the creation of the Juke-R - which, intended
initially as a one-off concept, has now been put into limited production due to
demand.

This weekend the new Juke Nismo will
sit alongside the Juke-R, starting the next thrilling chapter for the compact
sports crossover, as the Nismo badge begins its journey from race track
to road.

The Juke
Nismo will be built at Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK in Sunderland, alongside
other members of the Juke family and sales in Europe
are due to start early January 2013. Further details and specifications will be
announced closer to launch. Juke Nismo will be available in Japan and USA at a later date.

About Nismo

Nismo is the exclusive
performance brand of Nissan. The brand is derived from Nissan's vast motor
sport activities spearheaded by Nissan
Motorsports International Co. Ltd (Nismo) which
was established in 1984Today
Nismo also offers drivers a unique combination of performance and technical
innovation. Anyone can enjoy the
excitement of driving a Nismo tuned car supported by Nismo's race proven
technology.

Nismo currently
operates at the highest levels of GT and sports car racing, including Japan's
domestic SUPER GT series as well as World
Endurance Championship (WEC), the Le
Mans 24 Hours, the Le Mans series in
Europe and USA.

In 2011,
Nismo-developed Nissan GT-R racecars won the driver's and team titles in SUPER
GT and the drivers' title in the FIA GT1 World Championship, while
Nismo-developed engines won LMP2 class at the Le Mans 24 Hours, and took LMP2
class titles in the Intercontinental Le
Mans Cup (ILMC) and Le
Mans Series. In 2012, Nissan is supplying 14 engines to competitors in the LMP2
class. Nismo also won the driver and the team titles in the National class of
the All-Japan Formula 3 championship.

Nismo now
offers Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 which is globally eligible for various
championships.

Nismo has
also developed the remarkable trail-blazing LEAF Nismo RC, the world's first
all-electric racing car which made the
first run in front of the public at last year's Le Mans 24h event. Its arrival heralds a new era of technologically
advanced motor sport, expanding the boundaries of what is possible.

Nismo
connects with its supporters through the hugely-popular Nismo Festival in Japan, drawing
upwards of 30,000 fans to its annual year-end extravaganza. The festival
represents "Nissan Racing DNA" and features the cars and stars from
Nissan's sporting past, as well as examples of its current racecars.

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Deks2012-06-13 18:53:39
 

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to me there are a fair few changes from the concept, it doesnt seem as low to methe finishing around the headlamps is now the colour of the car where as before they were not and it looks as if the mirrors are gloss red where as they were satin, Bumper is different at the front as is the rear and gone is the twin pipe A little disappointed they haven't stuck fully to the concept the raised height may be true to the car but not sure its good for the 240+ bhp its estimated to have

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I have to say the more I look the Less I think I want this car it now looks too much like a normal Juke and given the estimated price as others have said its probably better to just get a standard DIG and have that re mapped by Abbey Motorsports, I still like the front bumper and spoiler but not the production raised height and the other missiing touches
 

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It hadn't really occurred to me. I suppose it shows that although the car will be on sale in the UK it hasn't been designed for the UK - it's the same for the 350 & 350Z.
 

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Alipal wrote:Looking at the pictures above I assume the lights on the front skirt will be the fogs/drl's. Maybe some kind of new combi type lights. The bottom lights are indeed DRL's but that isnt the same as fogs although they will aid but surely not as effective as fogsmind you I have never found front fogs that useful anyway. Aslong as I have my rear one to stop someone smacking me from behind
 

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I think fogs would be useful for a car which has headlights up high like the JUKE has. Still, I'd have the Nismo quite happily
 
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