James, the editor of Car Dealer magazine, was clearly impressed, saying that first impressions of the car were ‘staggering’ and adding: ‘For those of you that aren’t in the know, this is basically the love child of a Juke / GT-R one night stand – and the right genes made it across into the offspring.’
He adds: ‘The Juke R handles all [its] power remarkably well, transferring it into forward thrust with no drama, much like the bigger GT-R does.
‘There was just enough time to savour the whoosh of the turbos on the start straight as the hay bales and trees quickly melted into a summery soup of colour.
‘It was soon clear that although hand-built, the Juke R is a very competent and polished piece of kit. It reminds me of a Renault 5 GT Turbo – but turned all the way up to 11.’
The creation of Juke R became an internet sensation towards the end of last year.