Deadmau5 is selling his Nyan Cat “Purrari” 458 Spider for $380 000

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Joel Zimmerman, the musician and king of trolling known as deadmau5, is selling his infamous bright blue “Purrari” for a cool US$380 000. Initially posted on Craigslist, the company has since taken Zimmerman’s post down without explanation. The musician has however tweeted that the sale will instead be conducted on AutoTrader’s Canadian platform.

Zimmerman is about as carefree as people come, so much so that he draped his previously white Ferrari 458 Spider in a bright blue Nyan Cat-themed vinyl coating. To sweeten the already outrageous deal, the car will also come with an iPod laden with Nyan Cat jingles. One would think a man this obsessed with cats would purchase a Jaguar rather than an Italian supercar, but the Purrari is now one of the most coveted cars on the planet. It was recently spotted at the Gumball 3000 road rally driven by Zimmerman with Tori Belleci of Mythbusters-fame alongside.

The deal itself, apart from the perculiar paint job, is brilliant. The car is barely worn in, with a mere 6 500km on the clock. It also features a mid-mounted 4.5 litre V8 engine with 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox that delivers that trademark Ferrari grumble. While travelling at near Nyan Cat speed, the Ferrari reaches 100km/h from standstill in 3.3 seconds and runs out of puff at a majestic 325km/h.

Zimmerman has also pledged that if more than US$380 000 is offered, the remainder will be donated to the Toronto Humane Society, an organisation that cares for homeless and stricken animals. While he may have angered a slew of traditionalist Ferrari fans, Zimmerman is no stranger to fast cars, previously owning a silver Porsche Carrera S drop-top and having his trademark mousehead featured on a Le Mans 24 Hours car last week. The cash garnered from the sale will fetch the star a McLaren 650S, according to a tweet.

If you need any encouragement to place that once in a lifetime bid, take a peak at the video below.

Image: deadmau5 via Instagram

Andy Walker, former editor


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