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Nissan Announces Details For One-Off ‘Bolt Gold’ GT-R Auction

By Viknesh Vijayenthiran | HighGearMedia.com,

Early last month we told you that Nissan, together with its new brand ambassador, world’s fastest man Usain Bolt, would be auctioning a special ‘Bolt Gold' GT-R sports car to help raise funds for charity. Nissan has today revealed that the particular car will be a custom gold-painted version of its latest 2014 GT-R, which is to be sold via a special eBay online auction taking place from November 22 to December 2, 2012.

Being an online auction, anyone from around the globe can bid on the car, with all proceeds being donated to the Usain Bolt Foundation that helps educational and cultural opportunities for children and young people in Bolt’s native Jamaica.

Similar to the golden GT-R donated to Bolt by Nissan following the athlete’s stunning performance at the recent 2012 London Olympics, the new Bolt Gold GT-R will be built following the conclusion of the auction and delivered to its winning bidder in March of next year. In addition to its bright paint finish, it will feature a number of gold elements inside its cabin including a special plaque embossed with Bolt's signature.

A few other items will be auctioned along with the Bolt Gold GT-R. These include a number of autographed racing items such as helmets, fire-proof suits, driving boots and t-shirts.

For more details, visit the auction’s home page at www.NissanGoldGTRAuction.com.

While the Bolt Gold GT-R will be built to the same specifications as the standard 2014 GT-R, Nissan has previously announced that Bolt will start work on helping to develop a limited-edition version of the iconic sports car that will be sold to the public. Details of this project will be announced at a later date.

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