Usain Bolt auctions off a one-of-a-kind Nissan GT-R to raise money for the Usain Bolt Foundation
Online PR News – 23-October-2012 – Erie, PA – Nissan has recently revealed a limited edition gold GT-R honoring gold-metal Olympian Usain Bolt. The golden GT-R was developed by Nissan in order to not only recognize Bolt’s contribution to sports, but also his passion for cars. The GT-R will also be embossed with Bolt’s signature as well as feature a real gold interior trim.
The one-of-a-kind GT-R will be auctioned off on eBay this month. All proceeds will be donated to the Usain Bolt Foundation, helping to create educational and cultural opportunities in Bolt’s home country of Jamaica.
“The GT-R will be auctioned off to raise funds for the kids,” explained Bolt. “We’re going to do different things. Mainly, we start from the school year to develop younger kids, to give them computers, more learning books and stuff like that. My motto is that the kids are the future. That’s why I base my foundation on the fact to develop he kids of Jamaica and hopefully around the world soon.”
Earlier this year, Usain was featured in Nissan’s “WHAT IF_” ad campaign. He appeared in a video describing his passion for the GT-R, explaining that he has personally owned one since 2009. Bolt and Nissan are currently working on a limited-edition GT-R right now as well. No details have been released.
Bolt recently brought his record-breaking speed to Japan’s Oppama race track. Bolt, along with Super GT driver Michael Krumm, tested the Nissan GT-R before heading to Nissan’s headquarters to meet Chief Operating Officer Toshiyuki Shiga.
The 2013 GT-R drives a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that delivers an incredible 545 horsepower and 463 lb-ft. of torque power. Rather than traditional cast-iron liners, each cylinder features a unique plasma coating on the cylinder walls making it more powerful than ever. Each engine is handcrafted by its own master engine-builder and assembled from lightweight, highly durable aluminum and magnesium parts.
For more information on the one-of-a-kind GT-R, or if you have any questions about Usain’s foundation, swing by Porreco Nissan Today. All sales associates at the Erie, PA dealership will be happy to answer any questions you may have. A list of current vehicle inventory as well as October service and vehicle specials can be found on their website, www.PorrecoNissan.com/.
About Porreco Nissan: Porreco Nissan is a local Nissan vehicle dealership located in Erie, PA. They offer customers a wide variety of new and previously-owned Nissan vehicles, matching each customer with the perfect Nissan to fit their lifestyle. All departments work hard to ensure top customer satisfaction after every visit.