Nissan announced today that it will be launching the auction for the ‘Bold Gold’ GT-R on Nov. 22 and will run the auction through Dec. 2, 2012. The Bolt Gold GT-R is a collaboration between Nissan and the fastest man in the world – Usain bolt.
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“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,” Nissan said in a statement.
All the proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the the Usain Bolt Foundation, which was established to support educational and cultural opportunities for children and young people in the sports star’s home country of Jamaica. The car will be auctioned on eBay Motors (see the eBay Storefront page at www.NissanGoldGTRAuction.com).
“This project excites me because it brings together my passion for speed and excellence, and my desire to help kids and young people,” said Usain Bolt. “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.'”
– By: Omar Rana