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2012-11-20 11:20
YOKOHAMA, Japan - Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, and Japanese automaker Nissan are teaming up to help those in need. A unique 2013 "Bolt Gold" GT-R will go on sale from November 22, 2012 in a global online charity auction to be held on eBay.

The special edition GT-R is painted in "Bolt Gold" and has a gold plate embossed with Bolt's signature.

Proceeds from the charity auction will benefit the Usain Bolt Foundation, which was established to support educational and cultural opportunities in Bolt's home country of Jamaica.

CREATING A 'SECOND BOLT'

The model will be built to performance specifications and Nissan plans to deliver the car to the winner in March 2013.

The Olympic champion teamed up with Nissan in June 2012 as a brand ambassador, and he recently became the company's honorary "Director of Excitement" for the automaker's "What IF" campaign.

The online listing can be accessed by anyone though bidding will only be open to residents in countries where the GT-R is sold. Bidding is set to begin at on November 22 and end on December 2, 2012.

Usain Bolt said: "This project excites me because it brings together my passion for speed and excellence, and my desire to help kids and young people.

"Thanks to Nissan, all the revenue from the GT-R charity auction will be donated to the Usain Bolt Foundation, which will go directly to children to help develop their education and allow them to participate in sports. It warms my heart to help kids and young people who are in the starting blocks of life, and it would be wonderful if someday this activity leads to a 'Second Bolt'."

The auction can be accessed on eBay Motors. For more information, click here.

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