Nissan’s Juke Nismo Gets A Dark Knight Rises-Inspired Makeover

By January 9, 2013
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Holy compact cars, Batman!

Sometimes there are things you’d never imagine would sound good like a compact car kitted out after a beloved superhero, or bacon ice cream or a deep fried Snickers bar.

Then this happened.

Meet Nissan’s Dark Knight Rises-inspired Juke Nismo.

With permission from both Nissan and Warner Brothers, London-based Nissan Design Europe takes Juke Nismo’s original body design and kits it out with fun little Batman-centric items to please any fan of the Christopher Nolan-directed trilogy, including chrome Bat symbols on the front, rear and kickplates, shark fin antenna and reflective Bat signals on the headrests!

Oh my gahhhhh. If I had this car, traffic in L.A. would be MUCH more tolerable.

With a nifty little six-speed manual transmission (because Batman would NEVER drive automatic), 200 hp 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit, dipped in that sexy, sexy shade I like to call “Batman Black” and 18-inch wheels kissed with red highlights, this is the car Bruce Wayne would take if he needed to get away for a couple days without being recognized (if there even IS such a thing).

I could tell you more about the tech specs of this car but all you really need to know is that you can’t have this unless you WIN IT; there’s only ONE of these DKR-designed Juke Nismos and it’ll go to the winner of the Juke Built To Thrill contest – open only to residents of the United Kingdom. Sorry everyone!

Now that I know I can’t have it…I WANT ONE.

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