Nissan has released details of a one-off Batman-themed special edition, the Dark Knight Rises edition, to celebrate the launch of the new film on DVD and Bluray.
The Juke Nismo uses a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, developing 197bhp and 184lb ft. It is available in front and four-wheel-drive configurations, with a choice of six-speed manual or CVT automatic transmissions. The car comes with Matte Black paint, borrowing from Batman's Tumbler, a shark fin antenna in lieu of the traditional set-up on the Juke, and aluminum bat badges in various parts of the Juke Nismo, including the front grille and the tailgate.
Nissan Australia CEO Bill Peffer told CarAdvice in October that Nissan would wait to see the local reaction to the standard Nissan Juke after its mid-2013 launch before looking at the viability of the Nismo variant tearing up local streets.
Nissan adds that the matt black paint gives "a menacing look reminiscent of Batman's Tumbler" but we suspect the little Juke would be nothing more than a minor bump in the road if run over by the real Tumbler.