Nissan Delivers Rare Gold GT-R to Charity Auction Winner in Australia

  • Ultra-rare GT-R MY13 featuring gold paint sold at auction in late 2012; 100% of proceeds going to the Usain Bolt Foundation, to assist children in Jamaica.
  • Car manufactured as special version in Japan; shipped and delivered to the Australian owner in Melbourne, Victoria.

MELBOURNE, Australia – Nissan has just delivered one of the world's most rare GT-R supercars to an Australian customer.

One of only two made, the Nissan GT-R is a replica of the one-of-a-kind version made especially for Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt, Nissan's Director of Excitement. Last year, Bolt took delivery of his very special edition of the legendary supercar, a custom gold-colored example bristling with various unique features.

A copy of this very car was sold at a special charity auction in late 2012. The winning bidder from Melbourne, Australia, paid $US187,100 for the stunning GT-R. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Usain Bolt Foundation to help with its mission of creating educational and cultural opportunities for children and young people in Usain Bolt's home country of Jamaica.

The special Gold GT-R purchased by the winning bidder is based on the 2013 model year Nissan GT-R. This unique gold-painted example features a BOSE® audio system and 10-spoke RAYS® aluminum-alloy forged wheels. These specially fitted, hyper-titanium color-coated wheels add extra flair to an already bold exterior. The visual specifications of the car, including exterior color, interior color and wheels, were selected by Bolt himself.

"Nissan is proud to support the Usain Bolt Foundation and excited that the highest bidder hails from Melbourne, Australia," said Nissan Australia Managing Director and CEO William F Peffer Jr.

Commenting on the donation from Nissan, Usain Bolt said: "My partnership with Nissan greatly benefits the work of my Foundation. This donation will help many kids get access to better facilities, play areas and educational materials in Jamaica. I am delighted to be working with Nissan to do this."

The new owner of the "Bolt Gold" Nissan GT-R from Australia said: "The Nissan GT-R just gets better and better and more refined each year, and the fact that this gold GT-R also celebrates the incredible achievements of the great Usain Bolt makes it something very special indeed."

 

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