Giugiaro Quaranta concept becomes taxi

Giugiaro Quaranta concept taxi
Giugiaro Quaranta concept taxi

Tourists and residents in Rome, Italy, were taken aback by the Giugiaro Quaranta concept car-come-taxicab which hit the streets for a couple of days last week.  The lucky person who managed to flag this cab would have been sitting in a machine capable of 0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds.

Painted white for its use as a taxi, the Giugiaro Quaranta ushered members of the public across the Italian capital, charging customers the same metered fares as other taxis.  Hopefully, the supercar is as comfortable as it is fast.  Rome is frequently mentioned as one of the worst European cities for drivers.

At least the taxi did not burn as much gas as other supercars.  The Quaranta is built using solar panels and the Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive.

More pictures of the car can be seen in a slideshow on the website of Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

Source: thesun

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Me too! A once in a lifetime opportunity.
May 11th, 2010 1:52pm
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BabyMilo BabyMilo
I think it is a pretty cool idea, i would probably even of paid a bit extra to have a go haha
May 7th, 2010 1:16am
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Mikeado Mikeado
I can understand supercar taxis, to a point, but Concept Taxis? That's just plain wierd. There's only one of these in the world and they use it to ferry (quite lucky) people to hen nights? At least it was just 2 days. I wonder what who gained in this whole thing? Testing the mechanical bits of the car for some new model? It's not exactly a new concept car...
May 6th, 2010 12:26pm
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DrPlacebo DrPlacebo
What is wrong? The ultimate way to appreciate a car, no matter how super it may be, is in function. It would be refreshing if other manufacturers took the example.
May 6th, 2010 5:45am
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dmanero dmanero
This is just wrong in so many ways. I'd rather see my creation be crushed than give it over and be exploited and used as a taxi.
May 6th, 2010 3:25am
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Kepex Kepex
You read the article, right? It says it was only for a couple of days. Probably a publicity thing.
May 6th, 2010 3:46am
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dmanero dmanero
yeah, I read the article, Either way I would never do it, just so demeaning.
May 6th, 2010 7:29am
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mmr66 mmr66
first an enzo in oman then a cayenne in russian after that a panamera in germany now this in rome wtf is wrong with people arent we in a crisis ?
May 6th, 2010 12:34am
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michelin901 michelin901
enzo in oman?? you sure abt that?
May 6th, 2010 2:30pm
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