posted 4 years ago

Gold Nissan GT-R goes to auction

Nissan has teamed up with Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt who has helped produce a one off Nissan GT-R

Nissan has teamed up with Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt who has helped produce a one off Nissan GT-R.The car will be auctioned to the highest bidder in a global online charity auction to be held on eBay from November 22nd to December 2nd. The ‘gold’ Nissan GT-R is embossed with Bolt’s signature and features real gold interior fittings.

The highest bidder in the charity auction will become the owner of the one-of-a-kind ‘Bolt Gold' GT-R, a 2013 model year Nissan GT-R painted the same gold color that left a lasting impression on Olympic champion Usain Bolt at a fan appreciation event hosted by Nissan in Yokohama on October 11. All proceeds from the charity auction will benefit the Usain Bolt Foundation, which was established to support educational and cultural opportunities for children and young people in Bolt's home country of Jamaica.

Usain Bolt said "this project excites me because it brings together my passion for speed and excellence, and my desire to help kids and young people. Thanks to Nissan, all the revenue from the GT-R charity auction will be donated to the Usain Bolt Foundation, which will go directly to children to help develop their education and allow them to participate in sports. It warms my heart to help kids and young people who are in the starting blocks of life, and it would be wonderful if someday this activity leads to a 'Second Bolt.'"

The Nissan GT-R boasts power and acceleration, it has first-class grip, lightning-quick handling, edgy styling and a super-quick twin-clutch gearbox. In terms of metal-for-your-money the Nissan GT-R is hard to beat, and although the power and acceleration is what this seriously impressive piece of machinery does best, it's also a practical, everyday-supercar.

Nissan said the GT-R will be built to the performance specifications conforming to regulations in the winning bidder's country of residence. Nissan plans to deliver the car to the winner in March 2013. The car will be auctioned on eBay Motors; please see the eBay Storefront page at http://www.nissangoldgtrauction.com/. The online listing can be accessed by people in regions around the world, and bidding will be open to residents in countries where the Nissan GT-R is currently sold. Bidding is set to begin at 12:00 GMT on Thursday, November 22, and ends at 11:59 GMT on Sunday, December 2. Bids will be limited to residents of countries where the GT-R is currently sold.