Just one Bolt Gold GT-R is being produced by Nissan which will go under the auctioneers hammer in an online auction to be held on eBay from November 22 to December 2, 2012 with all proceeds going to the Usain Bolt Foundation charity. This special gold painted 2013 model year GT-R Premium Edition Bolt Gold will obviously go to the highest bidder in this global charity auction while the car is given this gilded hue that created quite an impact on Olympic champion Usain Bolt at a fan appreciation event hosted by Nissan in Yokohama in October this year.
Proceeds of this auction will benefit educational and cultural opportunities for children under the Usain Bolt Foundation in Jamaica. The car will be seen with a gold plate embossed with Bolt’s signature and autograph and Nissan will be specially designing the vehicle to cater to on road rules existing in the winning bidders country. Delivery of the prized vehicle is scheduled for March 2013 by which time Nissan can fully modify the vehicle accordingly.
It 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, however though accessible to participants across the globe, bidding is open only to those participants in countries where the Nissan GT-R is currently being sold. For more information, scroll down.
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‘BOLT GOLD’ NISSAN GT-R CHARITY AUCTION TO START NOV 22
Nissan to offer a specially gold-painted 2013* (MY14 for US market) model year GT-R Premium Edition via charity auction
Auction begins November 22
Nissan to produce only one ‘Bolt Gold’ GT-R specifically for this online charity auction
100% of the charity auction’s proceeds to go to the Usain Bolt Foundation
YOKOHAMA, Japan (November 19, 2012) – Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, is taking his passion for speed and performance, and his desire to help others, and applying them to charity. A unique 2013 model year “Bolt Gold” GT-R will go to the highest bidder in a global online charity auction to be held on eBay from November 22 to December 2, 2012.
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 teamed up with Nissan in June 2012 as a brand ambassador, and he recently became the company’s honorary “Director of Excitement” for the new Nissan “What IF_” global brand campaign. As part of this expanded partnership with Bolt, Nissan is preparing a special 2013 model year Premium Edition GT-R, painted ‘Bolt Gold’, for the charity auction. The car will feature a gold plate embossed with Bolt’s signature and his autograph.
It 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. Please refer to the corresponding Nissan Global Facebook page at: www.nissan-global.com/EN/GoldGTR/ for more information, including FAQs and applicable regions.
All proceeds from the online charity auction will go directly to the Usain Bolt Foundation (http://usainbolt.com/foundation/), established by Bolt to give back to his community and help children in Jamaica.
“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.'”
About Usain Bolt: http://www.usainbolt.com/
Arguably the most naturally gifted athlete the world has ever seen, Usain St. Leo Bolt confirmed his tremendous talents when he realised his dreams by winning a phenomenal three gold medals and broke three world records at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Bolt became the first man in Olympic history to win both the 100 and 200 metres in world record times and then as part of the 4 X 100 metres relay team, which also ran a record.
In 2012 in London he created history again by successfully defending all three Olympic titles with 100m, 200m and 4X100m victories. The relay was a world record of 36.84 seconds where Bolt was on the anchor leg.