Nissan 'Bolt Gold' GT-R raises 193,191 USD

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Nissan "Bolt Gold" GT-R

Special Bolt GT-R in the works

Nissan managed to raise a total of 193,191 USD after the online charity auction organized on eBay from November 22 to December 4.

The money came from selling the "Bolt Gold" Nissan GT-R and related autographed accessories. All the funds obtained will be donated to the Usain Bolt Foundation for "creating educational and cultural opportunities for children and young people" in Jamaica.

The car itself was sold for 187,100 US to an Australian bidder while an additional 6,091 USD were obtained from selling nine items of Bolt merchandise, including racing helmets, driving suits and boots.

Nissan previously mentioned they plan on developing a special GT-R Bolt Edition that will be sold globally.

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  •  Nissan raises a total of $US 193,191 from the sale of unique "Bolt Gold" GT-R and autographed accessories during online charity auction
  •  All proceeds from the charity auction will go to the Usain Bolt Foundation to assist children in Jamaica

YOKOHAMA, Japan - (December 14, 2012) - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. raised a total of $US 193,191 from the ‘Bolt Gold' Nissan GT-R and Bolt Merchandise online charity auction held on eBay from November 22 to December 4, 2012.  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.

Competition for the one-off ‘Bolt Gold' Nissan GT-R was fierce, with offers stemming from around the globe during the ten-day auction, culminating in a winning bid of $US 187,100. 

More than 100 people also competed for nine items of Bolt merchandise on the auction block, including racing helmets, special driving suits and boots, which brought in a total of $US 6,091.

"In doing good with this donation to the Usain Bolt Foundation, Nissan will help children in Jamaica do better as they strive to realize their dreams for the future," commented Nissan's Chief Operating Officer, Toshiyuki Shiga. 

In October 2012, Usain Bolt was appointed Nissan's honorary "Director of Excitement" as a brand spokesman for the company's new "WHAT IF_" global brand campaign.

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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Mikeado Mikeado
Will it be the fastest car in the world over 100 metres?
Dec 14th, 2012 4:28pm
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