By Drew Johnson
Monday, Nov 19th, 2012 @ 1:35 pm
 

Nissan's Usain Bolt-inspired 'Bolt Gold' GT-R is heading to the auction block on November 22. All proceeds from the online auction will benefit the Olympic champion's Usain Bolt Foundation.

As you might recall, Nissan created a one-off 2013 GT-R in October to honor Olympic gold medal winner Usain Bolt. Appropriately, the special edition GT-R, which was inspired by the six-time gold medalist, sports a gold paint job and boasts real gold interior accents.

The so-called Bolt-Gold GT-R will be listed on global auction site eBay on November 22, with the bidding set to conclude on December 2. Bidding will be restricted to countries where the GT-R is currently sold, so U.S. buyers will have a crack at winning the Bolt-inspire GT-R. The car will be delivered to the winning bidder in March 2013 with a full, factory-backed warranty.

All proceeds from the GT-R 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.

"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.'"