Gilded Nissan Leaf Sweetens The Deal For Olympians

You’d be hard-pressed to find an individual more driven and focused than an Olympic athlete. But to give them a little extra motivation (or at least make the victory taste that much sweeter), Nissan will give any of the competitors it sponsors a gold Leaf if they win a gold medal at the upcoming games in Rio.

The gilded EV was unveiled by Sir Chris Hoy at the Lee Valley Velopark in London where he won two gold medals in 2012. With another from Athens in 2004 and three more from Beijing in ’08, Hoy is Scotland’s most decorated Olympic athlete and the most successful cyclist of all time. He’s since been trying his hand at motor racing, competing under Nissan power in the British GT Championship, the European Le Mans Series and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The Japanese automaker’s British office is sponsoring ten Olympic and six Paralympic athletes in this year’s Summer Games. Any of them who manage to take home a gold medal from Brazil will get a gold Leaf upon their return home so they can roll through town strutting their stuff with zero emissions.

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