Canadian electronic dance music artist Deadmau5 is selling the one-of-a-kind 2015 Lamborghini Huracan he had customized with graphics emulating a well-known cat-related Internet meme.
The car, unofficially known as the Nyanborghini Purracan, bears the likeness of Youtube celebrity Nyan Cat, an animated feline that flies through space while wearing a pop tart, singing a jaunty song and trailing a rainbow behind it.
Deadmau5 (pronounced “dead mouse”) is Thomas Zimmerman, a Toronto-based EDM DJ who was the subject of a Ferrari cease-and-desist order after he decorated his 458 Italia in a similar livery.
He relented and removed the graphics from the “Purrari” before selling it, but since Lamborghini has apparently been more philosophical about Zimmerman’s additions to his Huracan, the DJ says he will sell the Lambo as-is, or return the car to its stock form for its next owner.
The Purrari incident prompted Nissan to cheekily offer to give Zimmerman a version of its GT-R done up with a Nyan Cat-inspired exterior.
According to the car’s listing at Motion Endeavours, the Purracan has less than 2,800 km on it and comes with an asking price of nearly $300,000. Their listing indicates the car’s original colour is white over a black leather interior.
Other features include Lamborghini dynamic steering, power-adjustable and heated seats, navigation, backup camera with front and rear parking sensors, carbon-ceramic brakes, 20-inch wheels, and a transparent engine cover. The car even has custom Nyanborghini badges that replace Lambo’s raging bull logo with the image of a leaping housecat.
Lamborghini began selling the Huracan in 2014, when it boasted 601 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque from a 5.2-litre V10 that put its power to the road through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and four driven wheels.
Meanwhile, our favourite version of the Nyan Cat is 10 hours long and has been viewed more than 67 million times.