Buy Lucas Ordoñez’s Sofa, Go to The 24 Hours of Dubai

December 6th, 2011 by Jordan

An extremely valuable piece of Gran Turismo memorabilia has gone up for auction on eBay: Lucas Ordoñez’s red couch. As of writing, bids for the stylish red sofa are already well over £400, and the auction doesn’t end until Monday!

That’s not the only thing up for grabs, though – the sofa’s new owner scores a V.I.P. trip for two to the 24 Hours of Dubai next month. That includes accommodations for 3 nights in a 5-star hotel, pit and garage tours, along with a complete race experience at Nissan’s hospitality suite overlooking the start/finish line.

As an added bonus, you can rest easy knowing your money went to a good cause: 100% of the winning bid will be donated to CARE International, which provides critical aid to people in need around the world.

For all the details and eligibility requirements, check out the official eBay auction. Kudos to Nissan for putting this together, and good luck!

UPDATE: The top bid came in at £1,420.00, or approximately $2,216.00 USD. Congratulations to the winner and CARE International!

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  1. Dec. 12, 1:09pm
    themartlab

    Sold for 1420 pounds! By 2 seconds bid!

  2. Dec. 12, 7:44am
    themartlab

    2 hours left! Can’t bid here in NA, but i would just for the 24hr Dubai trip…the sofa would be given to a european gt5 fan.

  3. Dec. 9, 5:24pm
    Hookecho

    hmmm…too bad US folks cant win it and also too bad the race/trip takes place right before the Rolex 24 of which I’m attending…..my boss would shoot me if I took off work to attend both races.

    Hope it raises a lot of money though………….

  4. Dec. 8, 4:09pm
    userme5

    get every car from this picture in the game and everyones happy :D

  5. Dec. 7, 8:44pm
    Kesl

    Seriously though, the money is going to do world of good so I hope it gets up to 10,000.00

    • Dec. 7, 10:12pm
      TokoTurismo

      Agreed. :)

  6. Dec. 7, 8:43pm
    Kesl

    With data logging and AND a race spec G-Whiz.

  7. Dec. 7, 8:41pm
    Kesl

    I heard on twitter that it’ll be in the next DLC.

  8. Dec. 7, 6:34pm
    Adamski15

    How many miles has it got on it?

    • Dec. 7, 8:19pm
      Livedog

      Too many.

  9. Dec. 7, 6:04pm
    JEMcG

    What?

  10. Dec. 7, 5:29pm
    Rayzah

    If only the sofa was 0/0/0
    I wonder if I can trade my carbon x1 for it?

  11. Dec. 7, 4:14pm
    maxpontiac

    That would not fly in my house.

    At. All.

  12. Dec. 7, 3:02pm
    themartlab

    Of course it’s premium! Black light this sofa could end up with a lot of DNA residues. Imagine the shipping cost to send this across the sea.

  13. Dec. 7, 2:13pm
    yoman297

    win

  14. Dec. 7, 1:01pm
    tombrooks97

    Will it come with Racing Hard Tyres? :lol:

  15. Dec. 7, 11:10am
    SaintSaiya

    and does the sofa get damage and can you customize it and ad liveries?

  16. Dec. 7, 9:00am
    steliosthem

    Is he suggesting he won the participation in the GT Academy by driving with a Dualshock?!?!?!!?

  17. Dec. 7, 8:54am
    CRXFREAK001

    well, it’s already up to what I’ve added to be 691.25 USD or £432.00 and it’s got 5 days left still @ 26 bids. Some extreme GT fan is going to get it, and whether you want to bid on the couch or not, someone’s gonna have a little piece of the GT history + get 2 VIP passes to see him race and meet him. AND 100% of the final sale goes to a charity, can you beat that? he’s not even getting the $.

    The sofa used by Lucas to play Gran Turismo 5;
    A Sony Playstation 3;
    A Gran Turismo 5 game for Playstation 3;
    A VIP pack for Dubai 24h for 2 including: Flight to Dubai, Accommodation for 3 nights in a 5 stars Dubai Hotel (including Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks), Race tickets for the 24h race starting January 13 at 2pm;
    Travel dates will be determined with the winner as following:
    The flight to Dubai will have to be on January 11, 2012 or during the night between the 11th and the12th of January 2012;
    The flight back will be on January, 14 (Saturday) or during the night between the 14th and the 15th of January, 2012;
    Only onsite transfers are included.

    ALL that + charity seems like a pretty awesome thing to me.

  18. Dec. 7, 8:24am
    Blaze_409

    This is kind of cool but its alsol very creepy lol.

  19. Dec. 7, 7:00am
    Lambob

    not just any driver, he is Sofa King Lucas

  20. Dec. 7, 6:44am
    Rich S

    No thanks…..god knows what that couch has seen. ;)

    Hope Ordonez wins the Dubai race though!

  21. Dec. 7, 6:43am
    RT*//

    I can’t believe people seem to take the sofa seriously.
    It’s just a gimmick, it’s all about the great offer behind it.
    Buy the sofa, burn the sofa and burn rubber in Dubai.

  22. Dec. 7, 4:43am
    axletramp

    If that’s red then it’s badly faded! As for Ordoñez’s career, sofa so good! Badum tish!

  23. Dec. 7, 3:33am
    88FoxBodyFan

    This just in… the sofa has been delayed until February.

    • Dec. 7, 4:18am
      37kazzmark

      really dude? cmon, you can stop bashing GT5 Development. They are a fairly small company of 140+ only.

    • Dec. 7, 4:23am
      88FoxBodyFan

      @37kazzmark

      We have these new things in the world, called jokes. You should check some out sometime.

    • Dec. 7, 12:26pm
      AnPrionsaBeag

      … and this was actually quite funny :-D

    • Dec. 8, 12:23am
      vicgto

      +10000

  24. Dec. 7, 12:06am
    ocelot-prodigy

    pff, I would have totally done this had I lived in the correct region. bah!!

    • Dec. 7, 3:12am
      HKS racer

      The sofa will not work if you don’t have the correct version of the game matching booth ps3 and psn. Sorry you can’t use the sofa in GT5.

  25. Dec. 6, 11:15pm
    AnPrionsaBeag

    Speechless…

  26. Dec. 6, 10:57pm
    PAB94

    I want KaZ’s shirts instead.

  27. Dec. 6, 9:37pm
    Livedog

    I know its for charity but an old dirty couch? I’d buy his racing wheel that he played GT with or something.

  28. Dec. 6, 8:31pm
    GTShadowKing

    Next Gran Turismo related item should be Kaz’s dinner table.

    • Dec. 6, 8:48pm
      Blazing99

      Hahahahahahahahaha. Good one.

  29. Dec. 6, 8:20pm
    Vuduegg

    I can’t believe he played without a wheel…

  30. Dec. 6, 8:14pm
    eVilate

    A couch? That’s so random.

  31. Dec. 6, 8:07pm
    Mac K

    Oh that suit looks nice..:p anyone know why he’s packing his stuff up?

  32. Dec. 6, 8:05pm
    Mac K

    I’ll bid on his LMP car.. But really though, this is actually kind of cool and “unique” and it goes to a good cause.

  33. Dec. 6, 7:56pm
    HKS racer

    Great for the Good cause… but they better sell signed helmets or steering wheels, you know something related to motorsport. A “sofa” sounds quite bizarre xD

  34. Dec. 6, 7:53pm
    SaintSaiya

    is the sofa premium or standard?

    • Dec. 6, 7:57pm
      WJHMH

      Bahahahahaha!!!!

    • Dec. 6, 7:59pm
      HKS racer

      I can’t see any dashboard view so a guess it’s standard.
      Anyway still faster than a Mazda Demio.

  35. Dec. 6, 7:38pm
    terminator363

    I’d buy it but I took an arrow to the knee.

    • Dec. 6, 7:38pm
      terminator363

      Or I could go to Ikea and get that identical sofa for a few bucks….

    • Dec. 6, 7:44pm
      R1600Turbo

      But then you’re not going to Dubai. ;)

  36. Dec. 6, 7:27pm
    spikeyhairdude

    Nice. A sofa. Hahahha. Already got one. :d

    • Dec. 7, 12:46am
      kekke2000

      I got mine a week before the release… ;D

  37. Dec. 6, 7:23pm
    Nish_280z

    I am a man who would never buy a used couch. It would always pop up in my head… wonder if I’m laying in booty sweat… did he throw up on here… what other thing’s happened on this couch? About the same reasons I’d never buy a used bed.

  38. Dec. 6, 7:15pm
    atomrah

    Why isn’t this available in the US?

  39. Dec. 6, 7:12pm
    Doupik

    Wow, this is valued many thousand pounds, its the sofa, flight, hotel, access + PS3 with GT5.

    • Dec. 7, 5:13am
      Obli

      I didn’t read anything about a PS3 & GT5

  40. Dec. 6, 7:10pm
    oatmeal so good

    Yikes, I would never buy that couch. Do you realize how many farts that has absorbed over the years?

    • Dec. 8, 12:25am
      vicgto

      You got a point! =]

  41. Dec. 6, 7:03pm
    Kino321-X

    Sitting on that couch will make you a better driver xD

  42. Dec. 6, 7:02pm
    kayman

    The auction is exclusively limited to the following countries: Austria, United-Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Netherlands;

    Probably should include this in the article… so you don’t get my hopes up :P

    • Dec. 7, 2:33am
      shmogt

      Damn Canada never available to bid

  43. Dec. 6, 7:01pm
    Revelation1115

    Not available in USA :( I wanted to bid too..

  44. Dec. 6, 7:00pm
    phsyclone

    Wow..worth buying.

  45. Dec. 6, 6:59pm
    EliteDreamer

    I wish I had that kind of money. :D Wait… a sofa? So random…

  46. Dec. 6, 6:58pm
    DaxCobra

    Ahww, I want to go… :(

  47. Dec. 6, 6:53pm
    Lavaman

    This will go for dough!

    • Dec. 7, 2:59am
      RTSolvalou

      Sounds suite

    • Dec. 7, 3:23am
      07_HSV_GTS

      I don’t want some ransoms guys lounge.

    • Dec. 8, 10:58am
      MyFavoriteGame

      Where can i watch the race online?


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