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Super-quick Nissan Juke Nismo RS revealed

An even faster Nissan Juke Nismo has been unveiled in Geneva

Nissan has pulled the wraps off the Nissan Juke Nismo RS – the fastest Juke the company has ever sold – at the Geneva Motor Show. The company hopes the model can steal sales from fast hatchbacks such as the Ford Fiesta ST, Renault Clio RS, and the Peugeot 208 GTI.

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The fast new Nissan Juke Nismo (standing for Nissan Motorsport) RS, is based on the standard Juke Nismo, but gets a power hike that means it now boasts around 215bhp. That’s enough to get the little Nissan form 0-62mph in 7.8 seconds and on to a top speed of around 140mph.

The car gets sophisticated technology to help it cope with the extra power and it should be able to corner even quicker than the basic Nismo. Revised suspension means there should also be less body lean. Customers get the choice of two-wheel drive (for added fuel economy) or grippy four-wheel drive, and the car also gets a new six-speed gearbox, as well as more powerful brakes – for quicker stopping.

The result is a car that, Nissan tells us, is so focused that it should be suitable for the odd track day, which makes it almost unique in the class. Of more importance for the majority of people (who don’t take their small SUVs on track days), is that the Nismo and the Nismo RS will be the only Jukes available with the aggressive Nismo styling.

In Nismo RS form, those visual additions include an aggressive body kit, as well as RS badges on the boot and grille, plus a new sports exhaust. The most striking feature on the launch car is its menacing matte-grey paint that is also found on Nissan’s supercar-beater – the Nissan GT-R Nismo.

Inside, there’s the option to spec sports seats, with plenty of side bolstering to hold you in place during fast cornering, while the RS also gets Alcantara leather on the seats, steering wheel, roof lining, and dashboard.

We expect the Nismo RS to arrive in UK showrooms at the end of this year, carrying a price tag of around £22,500. And, if that’s too long to wait, you can see all the latest videos and reviews from the Carbuyer range, by visiting the Carbuyer Nissan reviews page.

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