After acclaimed music producer and DJ Deadmau5 received a cease and desist notice from Ferrari USA, regarding his ‘Nyan-Cat’ themed Ferrari 458 Italia, it was only a matter of time before another car maker would seize the opportunity to ‘have a little fun’.
Apparently Ferrari wasn’t too happy when the EDM star removed the prancing horse logos and replaced them with custom ‘Purrari’ badges.
After complying with the Italian automaker’s ultimatum, Deadmau5 had his Ferrari restored to its original white color and re-listed it for sale. But according to a report published on HypeBeast, the EDM sensation received a tweet from Nissan shortly after, who uploaded a photo of their Nissan GT-R wrapped in the awesome Nyan-Cat theme.
Nissan tweeted: “Hey @deadmau5, heard what happened to your car. Good news? We found a replacement, ready right meow.”
Surprised by Nissan’s bodacity, the ‘Alone with You’ star responded promptly tweeting, “@Nissan that launch on the GTR tho… Hooooboy. Most whip for the buck for sure.”
While the Canadian music producer is still looking for a potential buyer for his stock Ferrari 458, there’s no official word as yet on whether or not he will opt for Nissan’s ‘Porsche-killer’ as a possible replacement. However some online reports have suggested he’s pissed, and definitely looking for a way to get back at Ferrari for issuing him the notice.
The Nissan GT-R was first unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Show in 2007 as a replacement for the Skyline R34. It is a massive update to its predecessor in terms of both speed and performance. In 2008, the Nissan GT-R was credited as one of the fastest accelerating cars in the world.
Underneath the bonnet, the Japanese juggernaut is equipped with a twin-turbo charged 3.8 liter, V6 engine producing a staggering 473hp. The beast from the East boasts an acceleration time of 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds, and a top speed of 310 km/h.