It may have taken longer than expected, but the auction winnerNissan’s "Bolt Gold" eBay Auction Raises $193,191 of the Nissan GT-R Bolt Gold finally saw his prized win in the flesh after the car was officially delivered at a special ceremony held in Melbourne, Australia.
Late last year, the bidder put down an astounding $187,000 bid on the two-off GT-R dedicated to Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt with the funds from the auction going to Bolt’s foundation in his native Jamaica. After months of waiting, including what we imagine to be a lot of waking up wishing to see the car in his garage, the new owner of the GT-R Bolt Gold can finally enjoy the car that he paid a princely sum for.
If we were in his position, we’d understand why the wait would’ve been really excruciating. It’s hard enough to wait months on end while your $187,100 is presumably sitting somewhere without you being able to touch the item that you purchased it for.
But we also understand how exciting it must’ve been to finally lay your eyes on the car you waited for so long to see. And the fact that there are only two models of this car in existence - the other one is with Bolt himself - makes it that much sweeter.
We’re just hoping that the proud owner over there in Australia takes good care of his new pride and joy. You waited so long for it, mate. Better make sure it sticks around with you for a long time too.
Click past the jump to read about the Nissan GT-R Bolt Gold
it’s probably one of the rarest special edition GT-Rs in existence today. That’s probably why it fetched such an astronomical number during its auction last year. But for what the winner is getting, all that money is sure worth the prestige and acclaim that comes with being the owner of one of the two of its kind in the world.
The Bolt Gold GT-R takes its name from the bright gold paint finish of the supercar, which incidentally, also comes with a series of gold accents and elements throughout the car. The most notable is the special plaque embossed in the cabin with Bolt’s signature on it.
Under its hood, the Nissan GT-R Bolt Gold is powered by a 3.8-liter V-6 engine that produces 545 horsepower and 463 pound-feet of torque, good enough to hit 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds with a top speed of about 190 mph.
Source: YouTube - Nissan Australia