Usain Bolt-approved 'gold' Nissan GT-R goes for $187,100

That's around P7.6 million
Dec 17, 2012
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TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - 'Gold' Nissan GT-R goes for $187,100

Last October, Nissan revealed that it would auction a one-off GT-R that had an abundance of gold on it, from its exterior finish to Olympian and record-holder Usain Bolt's embossed signature to its interior fittings that were finished in real gold.

Well, the auction has wrapped up and according to the Japanese carmaker, the GT-R fetched a winning bid of $187,100 (over P7.6 million).

"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," the anonymous winning bidder said after the auction.

Besides the exclusive GT-R, nine items of Bolt merchandise--like racing helmets, special driving suits and boots--were also auctioned off, raising a total of $193,191 (nearly P8 million). All the proceeds of the auction will reportedly be donated to the Usain Bolt Foundation, which helps in creating educational and cultural opportunities for children and young people in Bolt's home country of Jamaica.

"My partnership with Nissan greatly benefits the work of my foundation," said Bolt at the auction. "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."

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