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Nissan makes a Juke tribute to The Dark Knight Rises

Nissan are doing something special to celebrate the release onto DVD and Blu-Ray of The Dark Knight Rises, they’ve customized a Nissan Juke Nismo and made it available as part of an online competition in the UK.

The car’s outside is painted in a matt black and features aluminium Batman-logo badges on the front grille and on the tailage. Its unique gloss black 18-inch alloy wheels features bespoke red detailing. The Batman badge however shows up again on the kickplates, there are reflective badges on the headrests and there’s a shark fin aerial which replaces the standard version.

The Nissan vehicle can also project the famous Bat signal from downlight mounted under the door mirrors, onto the floor, and another light can project the same image onto the black headlining inside the car.

All of the changes are just esthetic ones, the standard Nismo traits remain underneath the matt black paintjob, the bodykit, the red pinstriping along the bumpers and sills, as well as the Nismo badging, uprated suspension and the 1.6-litre turbocharged engine. The six-speed manual gearbox can do 0-100km/h in 7.8 seconds, and while it’s nowhere close to Bruce Wayne’s Lamborghini Aventador, it is considerably more environmentally conscious.

The online competition’s winner will be announced in early March, after the base car’s European launch in January of 2013.

It is expected that Nissan will wait to see the local reaction in each market to the standard Nissan Juke, post its mid-2013 launch, before deciding whether it should introduce the Nismo variant.

We should mention that the Juke isn’t the first car this year to be altered as a tribute to Batman, there was a Kia Optima as well which was one of five Justice League Kia models sent at the 2012 SEMA aftermarket show.

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