Nissan celebrates tennis star Naomi Osaka with special GT-R

Nissan will sell in Japan a series of special GT-Rs built to celebrate its partnership with tennis star Naomi Osaka.

Osaka was picked by Nissan as a brand ambassador shortly after her September defeat of Serena Williams in the U.S. Open. The automaker has previously chosen top athletes for ambassador roles, recently with Usain Bolt serving as its Global Director of Excitement.

For her special GT-R, Osaka helped pick the available color combinations, in this case Midnight Opal (shown here), Brilliant White Pearl and Meteor Flake Black Pearl. The car also sports LED high-mount stop lights on the dry carbon rear spoiler and a gold-painted build plate in the engine bay.