The World’s Fastest Taxi

The World’s Fastest Taxi

What is the World’s Fastest Taxi?

 Some big cities see supercars working as taxis.
 Ferrari, Porsche, Audi and McLaren are among the fleet.
 In Prague, a Bugatti Veyron does daily taxi duty.

What is the World’s Fastest Taxi?

Unfortunately, it isn’t a Nissan Leaf. However, if you’re concentrating on those things with a wheel on each corner and an engine up front, there are still some speedy choices. Cars that would normally transport the rich and famous, or be comfortably at home on a race track are being used to take Mum to the shops in some parts of the world. Some of these vehicles are insanely quick. Let’s look at the five fastest contenders.

Bugatti Veyron. Top speed: 267 mph. Cost: Around £1.5 million if you can find one.

On the streets of Prague in the Czech Republic, the world’s fastest production car is doing daily work as a taxi. With almost 1000bph, only two seats and delivering less than 12 miles per gallon, it must be the most inefficient taxi ever. Cool though, very cool.

McLaren P1. Top speed: 216 mph. Cost: £866,000 – a snip compared to the Bugatti.

Beijing in China is home to the world’s only McLaren P1 taxi. From the same company that builds Formula One cars for the fastest racing circuits, this two-seater will rocket you from zero to 60mph in about 2.5 seconds. The ideal car when you’re late for the airport.

Porsche Panamera Turbo. Top speed: 191 mph. Cost: From £63,000.

Germany is host to motorways with no speed limit and any number of big Mercedes and BMWs acting as taxis make good use of that rule. Even so, it’s rare to see a 540 bhp Porsche shuttling people to the office and back, but in Stuttgart, you will.

Ferrari F355. Top speed: 183 mph. Cost: Around £100,000.

In the land of Disney and fantasy, it’s not such a shock to find a gorgeous Ferrari doing taxi service. Pootling the streets of Orlando, this 375 bhp beast goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Far quicker than the city’s fastest rollercoaster.

Audi R8. Top speed: 187 mph. Cost: From £120,000.

It may be a German car, but it does duty as a taxi in Palermo, Italy. The vehicle’s 4.2 litres V8 puts out 414 bhp and gets from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. Mama mia!

So, there you have it. Some great cars at rather expensive prices. Would you drive one for work?

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