Nissan and Usain Bolt, the Olympic gold medal winner and perhaps the fastest sprinter in the world, have teamed up to create a special-edition, Bolt-performance GT-R. What's more, the Jamaican-born sprinter has become Nissan's Director of Excitement and taken on the duty of promoting the brand.
The gold GT-R will be auctioned off for the Usain Bolt Foundation. Profits from the online eBay auction will go towards creating educational and cultural opportunities for children and young people in Jamaica.
The car will be embossed with Bolt's signature and feature a custom interior with real gold accents.
The sprinter also test-drove a number of GT-R models at Nissan's proving grounds near Oppama, Japan. He was picked up from the airport by F1 racer Mark Webber in a GT-R. He was there to help the company develop a special Bolt GT-R and give it to the sprinter for personal use.
Later on, a limited-edition GT-R version will be made for the various markets where the GT-R is sold, though details on these models will be released later. Hopefully, the cars will include some sort of performance modifications to make them sprint even quicker. The standard 2013 GT-R is already one of the top-performing cars available, with a 0-60mph sprint of just 3.0-seconds and a claimed top speed of 196mph.