• Apr 6th 2008 at 3:31PM
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It's a brilliant marketing come-on, really. Who wants to climb into a GAZ-24, however appealing it might be to obscure-car guys, when you could sink into the all-enveloping sumptuousness of a Maybach 62? Need to get to Gorky Park quickly? A Porsche Cayenne outfitted with a meter and checkerboard detailing awaits at the curb. It's not just a fancied-up VW, still carrying the VR6 behind the Porsche crest, either. No, this Cayenne is a TechArt Magnum, packing enough horsepower to light Long Island. Shaking that covey of shifty-eyed men in the shiny black Zil won't be a problem. It's not known if the fare is commensurate with the price of the vehicle, however.

[Source: englishrussia.com]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I never thought I would see the day autoblog mentioned the VR6.
      That makes my day!
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's one thing to register them as taxis and charge for rides, that's all well and good but painting them like that with the giant taxi lights on top? I always thought rich people wanted to be more discreet.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The colour scheme and the dome light kind of take the prestige away ...
      • 7 Years Ago
      april fools. duh.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Guess you guys never watched the Top Gear episode where Jezza makes some startling revelations. There were 50-odd supercars and ultra-luxury barges registered as taxicabs in London last year, so I wouldn't be surprised if this were real.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I was inclined to say its a joke as well, but if you click through there are a ton of pics of them both moving, parked, and at night, so all I can say is wow. I wonder how much more than a regular cab they cost?