posted 4 years ago

Nissan GT-R Usain Bolt To Sell

A Nissan GT-R inspired by Olympic Champion Usain Bolt is to be sold via E-bay to raise money for charity.

A Nissan GT-R inspired by Olympic Champion Usain Bolt is to be sold via E-bay to raise money for charity. The beneficiary from this auction in October 2012 will be the Usain Bolt Foundation, which creates opportunities for youngsters in Jamaica. But this is no ordinary Nissan GT-R. To pay homage to Bolt's Olympic success it is finished with gold paintwork. This complements striking interior fittings, some of which have been finished with real gold. It sports the athlete's signature too. This, of course, is in addition to the GT- R's standard features. Highlights include the 3.8-litre V6 twin-turbo engine that produces 550PS and 465lb ft of torque. This propels speed lovers to 62mph in 3 seconds. That is staggeringly fast, even compared to Bolt. And not even this record breaking sprinter could match its 196mph top speed. As for the price... who knows? But a standard GT-R retails for £74,480.

Usain Bolt is clearly a man who lives in the fast lane. As such, he now works as Nissan's “Director of Excitement” in those brief moments between winning races. He is therefore helping create a Limited Edition GT-R for worldwide distribution. This involves the World Champion thrashing the coupé at Nissan's proving ground in Japan. Sounds like more fun than winning those medals. Details are yet to emerge but this forthcoming variant is likely to have special colouring, interior trim tweaks, and something that ties it to Mr Bolt. His signature, perhaps - or tyres that resemble his running shoes. Okay, perhaps not the latter.