Since the release of Pokémon Go earlier this year, the insanely popular AR game developed by Niantic has been downloaded a whopping 500 million times and garnered millions of daily active users. And as it turns out, a few of those users—very few—not only have Poké fever, but also a Lex Luthor-ish amount of money in the bank. And while most of us hatch our eggs and travel to our gyms on foot or via public transportation or maybe in, say, a Corolla, those folks with plenty of Goldeens in their jeans do things a little differently: by cruising around in a $140,000 BMW i8 wrapped in Poké decals from grille to tail lights.
The “Pokémon Hunter” BMW in the video above, which comes via Jalopnik, was posted by Veluxity, an exotic car rental service with several locations in the U.S., including one in Miami. And as Ronald Petruska, the driver of the i8, proclaims, “[This is] one of the most outlandish and outrageous cars you’ll ever see.”
The BMW i8, which, for any car nuts out there, has a hybrid powertrain consisting of a 3-cylinder engine and a couple of electric motors and can sort-of-rocket to 60 in 4.5 seconds (the quickest all-electric Tesla Model S would destroy this thing), doesn’t actually belong to Veluxity. Petruska notes that it’s owned by the man who owns a sister company of Veluxity in Miami, named Serge. Here are some posts from Serge’s Instagram, in case you’re wondering what very wealthy Pokémon hunters are up to when not catching Rattatas and Weedles.
What do you think about this Pokémon Go BMW i8? Would be thrilled to have literally everyone staring at you as you drove by searching for a Squirtle, or is this level of extravagance Pikach-ewww? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Images: Veluxity Luxury Services/YouTube