Whether you’re the artsy type who loves unique cars or you are really into anything that features your favorite food, you’ll go crazy over this BMW i3 that had just been auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Well, let us first give you some history on how this one-of-a-kind car came to be. First of all, the original owner probably got this new model from the dealership for less than $50,000, he then wrapped it in a pattern no one would expect to see. True enough, someone spent €100,000 or around $117,000 for it.
The “Spaghetti Car” is by artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, and it was sold at the Fourth Annual Saint-Tropez Gala. The person who took this car home was apparently a Swiss collector who grabbed the car after some “intense bidding”. The package comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the two artists.
This car was initially made by the two for the Rencontres d’Arles Festival of Photography last year. Aside from the pasta that you could see all over, there are visuals on both doors that state “toiletpaper”. This car was a project for the bi-annual avant-garde picture-based publication.
Underneath all the spaghetti, the BMW i3 is a fully functional car. It will just be weird seeing it on the road, and it might even make people develop a sudden craving for Italian food. A standard i3 has an electric powertrain that has a total range of 114 miles on its battery alone. It charges in 3 hours on a 220-volt outlet. It can do the 0 to 60 miles per hour sprint in just 6.5 seconds. This rear-wheel-drive can produce 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque and is paired with an automatic transmission
BMW once said that the design would be destroyed once the festival was over, as requested by Cattelan, but it never happened, and so here it is. This car was created by Maurizio last year, but people are arguing that this is not art anymore since the man has already retired as an artist, and also that he did not refer to it as art after all. All the proceeds from this auction went to the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
While we’re pretty sure many of you are wondering why someone would pay such a price for something that’s inspired by food, we think that it does have a certain charm.