How much do they love electric cars in Norway? Enough to make Tesla the best-selling brand for a whole month, and for some wacky entrepreneur to have turned a Model S into a taxi.
There are crazier ideas—as noted by Green Car Reports, they’re cheap to operate, and roomy, with seating for seven if you add the extra pair of seats. Plenty of luggage capacity, too.
The Tesla taxi got us thinking about other supercar taxis, and we found plenty of them. In a lot of cases—like the Ibuprofen-sponsored Lamborghini Gallardo picking up fares in London—it’s a promotion (and the craze for car wrapping helps).
But some are kind of ambiguous. Maybe there really is a Maybach taxi plying the streets of Moscow (below), and a Porsche Cayenne, too.
We found another Lamborghini taxi in Thailand, and a company there called MM Cab that runs a Ferrari 360 Modena and even a few 2011 Porsche Boxsters.
There have to be tons of supercar taxis in the Middle East, where the police have fleets of exotics (even a Bugatti), so it wasn't hard to find an orange-and-white Enzo transporter in Muscat, Oman.
But that Z06 Corvette taxi below is really a race car entered in the Gumball 3000 Rally.
The Ferrari taxi in Poland is wild, but may be kind of hard to find on a rainy night in Warsaw. Here’s video.
And how about a whole fleet of exotic taxis, created by the ready-for-anything Top Gear (with backing from the History Channel)? The team, which was shown off at a California “Cars & Coffee” event, included the following: Chevrolet Camaro “Firebreather,” Ferrari 458 Italia, Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, Porsche 911 (997) Cabriolet and Rolls-Royce Phantom. Here's more video:
Sure, there are plenty of companies that will rent you an exotic (even a Model S in the UK if you have $580 for the day), but there’s something about combining taxi livery with a tire-smoking supercar that gets everybody’s attention.