The Dark Knight has risen — in a special one-off Nissan Juke Nismo.
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, Nissan has produced a unique car.
Called The Dark Knight Rises Juke Nismo, the one-off machine features a host of Batman-inspired details that will make the lucky owner the envy of every movie fan and car buff.
Based on the new Juke Nismo, which goes on sale in January 2013, The Dark Knight Rises Juke Nismo features the same 147kW 1.6-litre turbocharged engine driving the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox — giving it a 0-100km/h time of 7.8 seconds — as well as a Nismo bodykit, uprated suspension and enhanced interior.
In addition, it has a whole host of Batman-inspired details that will make the driver feel just like Bruce Wayne.
Matt black paint gives it a menacing look reminiscent of Batman's Tumbler, while a shark fin antenna replaces the standard car's conventional aerial. In addition to Nismo badging, there are aluminium bat badges on the front grille and tailgate while the unique gloss black 18-inch alloy wheels include bespoke red detailing, matching the eye-catching pinstripe on the bumpers and sills of the standard Juke Nismo.
Open the door and you're greeted by Bat logos on the kickplates and reflective Bat badges on the headrests of the suede-trimmed Nismo sports seats. Thanks to downlighters mounted under the door mirrors the famous Bat signal can be projected onto the floor area around the doors. A clever uplighter projects the same signal onto the black headlining inside too.
The Dark Knight Rises Juke Nismo is the work of Nissan's very own Batcave — Nissan Design Europe, based in London's Paddington, the same studio responsible for the design of the original Juke.