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Special Edition Usain Bolt GT-R

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On: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 3:57PM | By: Chris Weiss

Special Edition Usain Bolt GT-R

Usain Bolt already has plenty of gold hardware, but he's about to get a little more. Nissan is launching a one-off gold GT-R honoring Bolt's achievements on and off the track. The unique sports car is being sold off in a charity auction to benefit the Usain Bolt Foundation.

Nissan and Bolt teamed up before the Olympics in an ad campaign Nissan calls "WHAT_IF." Nissan has even bestowed Bolt with what we assume is an entirely ceremonial position called "Director of Excitement."

The GT-R gets a gold paint job and interior fittings finished in real gold. It also gets an embossed signature from Bolt himself. It will be auctioned off later this month on eBay, with proceeds going to help Jamaican children by way of the Usain Bolt Foundation.

For those that can't afford a one-of-a-kind GT-R via public auction, Nissan is also working with Bolt on a less rare limited edition GT-R model. It hasn't given any details yet, but we're sure we'll hear about it soon enough.

As for Bolt, he is working with Nissan on his very own "Bolt GT-R". No word on the specs of that one, but it will be built around Bolt's acceleration, handling and reaction times as tested on Nissan's track. It'll be one of the few ways that Bolt can get from point A to point B faster than by foot.

Toshiyuki Shiga, Chief Operating Officer, said of the partnership with Bolt: "Nissan shares the spirit of excitement that captivated worldwide audiences at the Olympics. There is no-one better qualified than Usain Bolt to help us translate that spirit into great experiences."

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