The Nissan Juke-R versus supercars
TG goes supercar-baiting in Dubai. In a Nissan Juke. With 478bhp. And 433lb ft of torque...
Posted: 23 Mar 2012
And that's how it makes you feel when you're driving it. Amused. Malicious. Dubai has never seen anything like it. Which is saying something, given the cars as-candy culture that permeates the place.
Think of Dubai's automotive structure as a layer cake. The base is made up of workaday Japanese models of which the white (or beige, for taxis) Toyota Camry is the linchpin. Above it sits the SUV class: Nissan's Patrol, plus European and American alternatives, from the Porsche Cayenne to the Lincoln Navigator. At the top are the strutting peacocks of the supercar class. Yes, you really do see a lot of Ferraris, Porsches and Lamborghinis out here. Or, more accurately, you hear them - volleys of sound that echo back and forth, bouncing off the skyscrapers and making the downtown district sound like gangs of dinosaurs arguing over territorial rights.