The internet is filled with all sorts of bizarre things that seemingly defy explanation. One of these is the immense popularity of a pop tart-bodied animated cat, called Nyan Cat. Since 2011, the YouTube video of this cat steaming a rainbow across the sky has garnered more than 100 million views! See how long you can make it through the 3 and a half minute video (less than a minute over here).
Since then, pictures of the cat and its accompanying animated GIF can be found all over the internet.
With this in mind, electronic music star and music producer, Deadmau5 (that’s pronounced “dead mouse”) had a custom Nyan Cat wrap created for his 458 Italia Ferrari, which he lovingly named “Purrari.” Ferrari wasn’t so happy about it and sent him a cease and desist letter to remove the custom wrap. He eventually removed the wrap because he was selling the car.
Now, Nissan wants to show it knows how to have fun by creating a Nyan Cat GT-R to replace the 458 and even put a custom “Spec” badge with the Deadmau5 logo beneath the GT-R insignia. The image of the modified Nyan Cat GT-R appears to only be a Photoshop job, but it’s a pretty good one and shows off Nissan’s sense of humor.
Here at Economy Nissan, we’ll definitely have to side with Deadmau5 on this one. It would seem that once you purchased something like a car, you would have the freedom to do whatever you wanted with it. Great job, Nissan on showing Ferrari how to have a little fun.