He’s already proved himself to be one of – if not the – fastest men in the world. And soon, you’ll be seeing Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt’s name on one of the world’s fastest automobiles.
Nissan Motor Co. plans to launch a special Usain Bolt special edition of the GT-R supercar sometime next year, TheDetroitBureau.com has learned. And the track star has done more than just lent his name to the project, Bolt visiting the maker’s test track in Oppama, Japan to offer some suggestions on how he’d like to see the special edition tuned.
“Sometimes in life you’re lucky, sometimes you’re good. Sometimes you’re both,” said Simon Sproule, director of Nissan’s global marketing operations as he recalled how the maker inked its affiliation with Bolt just before the 2012 London Olympics, where the Jamaican runner repeated his previous feat of capturing three separate gold medals. That included one for the 100-meter dash, a race whose winner usually lays claim to being “the world’s fastest man.”