Usain Bolt has been given his Nissan GT-R special edition. The athlete – an Olympic gold medalist and firm fans’ favourite during London 2012 – received his appropriately and perhaps egotistically hued gold GT-R in his home country of Jamaica. Based on the new 2013 model year GT-R, which has 542bhp and a 2.8sec 0-62mph time, Bolt’s car also gets a white interior, a Bose sound system and ten-spoke RAYS forged alloy wheels. The sprinter selected the spec himself, and most elements (especially its paintwork) are unique to his GT-R. Unique, that is, apart from an identical car that was auctioned for 187,100 US dollars (around £120,000) late in 2012, nearly twice the price of a standard, more moderately styled GT-R. The proceeds are headed for the Usain Bolt Foundation, which promotes educational and cultural opportunities for children in Jamaica. The winner receives their car in the summer.
Usain Bolt gets Nissan GT-R
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