Usain Bolt, the Jamaican Olympic gold medalist and world’s fastest man, is teaming up with Nissan to auction off a Nissan GT-R on eBay later this month with the proceeds going to the Usain Bolt Foundation. The one-of-a-kind GT-R is painted in a special gold hue and the hood has been signed by Bolt.
In addition to helping create this car for his charity, Bolt, who has been named Nissan’s “Director of Excitement,” will also be working with the automaker to create numerous “What If_” advertisements and even assisting in the development of a limited-edition GT-R. This last little tidbit really perked up our ears, but Nissan says that it will release details about this car “at a later date.”
Until then, Nissan has included some videos below showing its involvement with Bolt including the ceremony where he signed the gold GT-R for his auction and some entertaining footage of the Olympian being driven around Nissan’s Japanese proving ground in a GT-R.
The cars will be sold via an eBay auction, details for which will be announced later this month. All proceeds from the sale will go to help the Usain Bolt Foundation.
Note, Nissan will also be using Bolt’s talents to help develop a limited-edition GT-R that will be sold to the public. More details on this ‘Bolt GT-R’ will also be revealed in the near future.