Usain Bolt receives 'golden' GT-R as thanks from Nissan
Remember when Usain Bolt, fastest man alive, was signed as a brand ambassador by Nissan not long after last year's summer olympics in London? Bolt was taken to Japan where he got to try his hand at driving the company's range of high-performance GT-R models, and then subsequently gave his input on how to make one specifically for his tastes. The 'Bolt Gold' GT-R, as it was known, was auctioned off for charity late last year.
Well, as a thanks for all his help, Nissan surprised Bolt with a new GT-R that's essentially a replica of the 'Bolt Gold' version, although now based on the even faster lighter-weight 2014 mode. With 545 horsepower and 463 lb-ft of torque from the twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V6, a six-speed automated dual-clutch gearbox and all-wheel-drive, the Nissan sprints to 100 km/h well under three seconds.
The interior is a riot of white leather with a bumpin' Bose audio system, while the exterior has specially matched Rays alloy wheels.
Bolt took the keys during a handover ceremony at the Jamaican training facility he calls home.