The Dark Knight Rises Juke Nismo is Handed Over
Nissan have handed over there very special one-off Batman inspired Juke Nismo to its new owner from Wales, adding a bit of Hollywood glitz and glamour to Carmarthen Castle.
Carmarthern residents were amazed to see the famous Tumbler driver through the town with Nissan’s Dark Knight Rises Juke Nismo following just behind it. Bringing some big screen drama to West Wales, the two cars then took pride of place in front of Carmarthen Castle where the keys to the unique Juke were given to competition winner, Adam Williams.
Self-confessed action film fan and local baker, Mr Williams, bagged the Dark Knight Rises Juke Nismo after taking Nissan’s Thrill Test on www.builttothrill.co.uk. He said “I can’t believe I’ve won this fantastic car – it was the biggest surprise of my life and I was so excited to take delivery of it. I’ll certainly turn a few heads driving around Carmarthen – it’s great to think I’m the only person in the world with my very own version of the Batmobile!”
The car was produced to celebrate Nissan’s partnership with Warner Bros and the release of the third film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy on DVD and Blu-Ray. The Dark Knight Rises Juke Nismo features a host of Batman-inspired details making it the envy of every movie fan and car buff.
The Dark Knight Rises Juke Nismo, is based on the new Juke Nismo and features the same 200PS 1.6-litre turbocharged engine driving the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox which gives it a 0-62mph time of 7.8 seconds, aswell as a Nismo bodykit, uprated suspension and enhanced interior. In addition is also has a host of Batman-inspired details that will make Adam Williams feel just like Bruce Wayne.
It’s painted in Matt Black giving it a truly menacing look comparable of the on-screen Tumbler, it has a shark fin antenna, replacing the standards car conventional aerial. As-well as the Nismo badging, it has aluminum Bat badges, on the front grille and tailgate and has unique gloss black 18-inch alloy wheels which include bespoke red detailing, which match the eye-catching pinstripe on the bumpers and sills of the standard Juke Nismo.
The interior greets you with more Bat logos, which are found on the kickplates, and then there’s the reflective Bat badges on the headrests of the suede-trimmed Nismo sports seats. Thanks to down-lighters mounted under the door mirrors the famous Bat signal can be projected onto the floor area around the doors. A clever up-lighter projects the same signal onto the black headlining inside too.
Nissan’s own Batcave – Nissan Design Europe, based in London’s Paddington are responsible for The Dark Knight Rises, this is the same studio responsible for the design of the original Juke.
Since the Juke Nismo went on sale in January 2013 – Nissan’s first Nismo model for Europe has exceeded all expectations. We’re not even halfway through the year and we’re already well ahead of our target, having sold nearly 600 cars,” said Juke product manager, Jon Davies. “That’s a fantastic achievement and proof that buyers love the Juke Nismo’s combination of accessible performance, stylish looks and generous equipment.”