Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain scores himself some wicked fuckin' wheels

Remember that old joke: "What do you call a guy who always hangs around with musicians? A drummer!"? Well, thanks to Iron Maiden's Nicko McBrain, the punchline has been changed to the less hilarious "A drummer with a Jaguar XKR-S!"

According to a recent post on autoevolution.com, the 60-year-old Brit skinbasher recently took ownership of what is said to be the fastest XK model ever built. Its 5.0-liter supercharged V8 allows it to go from zero to 60 in 4.2 seconds. That's faster than the latest Steve Harris bass solo!

"The first major feature we worked on was the paint," McBrain told Autoevolution, "I chose a new metallic version of French Racing Blue. Jaguar calls it Ultra Blue and it's not currently available on the market, but they agreed to let me use it for my car. I live in Florida and when the sun hits the paint, it just explodes, the color is truly amazing.

"Next," he added, "we wanted to really customize the car so where it says 'Supercharged' on the carbon fiber hood louvers, we've used the famous IRON MAIDEN 'metal lord' font. We used the same script for the door tread plates, which now read 'NICKO MCBRAIN XKR-S.' In the piano black veneer above the glove box we've added 'Made In Aluminum'. Get it?"

Here's a clip of McBrain seeing the finished vehicle for the first time. I like where he guns the gas pedal a bit, hears the mighty engine roar, and laughs like a maniac: "Ha! Who said that!". A bit later he jokingly complains: "Oh... there's no fuel in it!"

"After I've got it home," he says, "before I go to Orlando, I'll be down at the golf course with my matching golf bag that's gonna go in the boot. And Jaguar don't know it yet, but they're gonna make me a golf bag..."

Hope you enjoyed today's true-life Spinal Tap moment, brought to you by the fine rich folks at Jaguar Cars Ltd.

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Rolling Town
So, he's English Eurasian, yet he lives in Florida, America??!!... yet he drives a "Jaguar", that is really a car made in India????!!!! That's screwed up!!!!
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Steve Newton
who gives a rat's ass? Maiden rocks!
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