Nissan will take wraps off a more extreme Nissan Juke NISMO RS at the 2013 LA Auto Show this November. It will be accompanied by a second, yet undisclosed, NISMO concept. The NISMO RS version of the Juke is said to be producing from 240 to 270 horsepower, depending on the market. United States should get the higher 270 hp version.
We reviewed a 2013 Juke NISMO earlier this year and came away impressed. However, we wished for a bit more power and a manual transmission. Nissan is delivering more power, a lot more power! There is no word on any other modifications, but I am crossing my fingers for a 6-speed manual transmission. This must be our consolation prize, since the 545 hp Juke R will not be sold.
Check out this TFLcar mile high 0-60 MPH test of the 2013 Nissan Juke NISMO:
Juke NISMO on the race track:
Juke NISMO in a ‘Hot Hatch’ Mashup:
Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been a contributor at TFL since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or simply ‘going for a drive’.