Usain Bolt gets a gold ride to match his medals

October 18, 2012 12:00 AM

Usain Bolt is widely acknowledged as the fastest man in the world, and now his speed on the track can be matched on the road. A partnership between the Olympian and Nissan has been expanded to include new commercials and car designs, including a unique gold vehicle signed by the champion himself.

According to AutoBlog, the one-of-a-kind Nissan GT-R was created for a charity auction, with the proceeds benefitting the Usain Bolt Foundation. The automobile features $100,000 worth of customization and vehicle maintenance, and tops out at a speed of 112 miles per hour.

The Jamaican runner won gold medals in the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints at the past two Olympic games, so it is only natural that he chose to design a gold GT-R as part of his efforts with the automaker.

Bolt has also been named Nissan's "Director of Excitement" and will be starring in several commercials for the auto company. In addition to his public role, the sprinter is contributing his ideas to a limited edition GT-R made for public purchase, but Nissan is withholding details of the "Bolt Edition" until a later date, Auto World News reports. 

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