The Nissan Juke appears to be preferred canvas for a number of custom projects for the brand. First came the GT-R powered Juke-R, which started life as a secret skunkworks project that is now headed for limited production, and now comes the Juke Box, a collaboration with the London-based Ministry of Sound.
Although the compact-sized Juke might not appear to be the ideal starting point for a high-powered sound system, MoS and Nissan were up for the challenge, and partnered with custom audio experts Martin Audio to try to re-create the experience in MoS's infamous 'Box' a five-sided room designed for optimal acoustics and a one-of-a-kind clubbing experience.
Naturally, some sacrifices to the Juke's day-to-day utility were made to accommodate the monstruous sound system. The front passenger seat was jettisoned to make room for the massive 18,900 watt amp, as were the rear seats to make room for the twin 18-inch subwoofers and the same mid-hi enclosures and speakers that are used in the namesake club room in London.
The system is designed to produce 150 db of sound, and is completely self-sufficient in terms of power production. The system was designed to produce exceptionally loud sound output without sacrificing clarity and sound quality, one of the key philosophies of Ministry of Sound.
The Juke Box made its public debut at last weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans, and will be touring throughout Europe this summer at various venues. You can watch a YouTube video on the making of the Juke Box here, and see the rigs in action here.
Nissan Europe has also added a widget to its Facebook page which fans can use to request their favorite tracks, and to tune in and catch up with the Juke Box tour.