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Scott Speed takes his NASCAR taxi to Chicago – Click above to watch video after the jump

With the venerable Ford Crown Victoria on its way out, cabbies all across the country are being forced to come up with all kinds of solutions to their passenger-hauling needs. The Toyota Camry has a bit of favor with this crowd thanks to its roomy back seat, efficient drivetrain and inexpensive MSRP. Of course, all of that goes out of the window when you start talking about the NASCAR interpretation of the sedan. Red Bull recently decided to put one of its tri-oval terrors to work on the streets of Chicago as a cab, complete with none other than Scott Speed behind the wheel.

With a few additions like real headlights, brake lights, turning indicators and a license-plate bezel, the Number 82 Camry was handily transformed into a street legal machine. Speed spent the better part of a morning shuffling people around the streets of the Windy City in a blaze of tire smoke and V8 glory. It looks like plenty of fun, and we're guessing there will never be another cab ride quite like it. Still, we think we'd rather end up in the Cash Cab. Hit the jump to check out the video.

[Source: YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Why oh why I live in wrong country and wrong city :( Need one of thoses in every f town
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd use public transport if they drove like that...
      Carpenter
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ha! I thought Camries weren't "Fun to drive"
      • 4 Years Ago
      WOW So much awesomness! To all of you talking about how he didn't get pulled over it was most likely a hey i'll pay you this much to let us do this thing. I'll bet police were everywhere keeping an eye on things though. BTW +1,000,000 cool points to Red Bull and Toyota.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll bet he gets a ticket in the mail...or a visit from a couple of Chicago's finest...
      • 4 Years Ago
      The look on some of the passengers faces was priceless. That looked like fun!!!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        indeed!... at 1:30
      • 4 Years Ago
      Suprised he didnt get pulled over for reckless driving, non-DOT approved tires, lack of emissions equipment, and plenty of other things.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If I watched NASCAR, I would be a Scott Speed fan. That was awesome.
        • 4 Years Ago
        If I ran an F1 team, I'd bring Mr. Speed back into the series, pronto. Very cool promo by RB. I can't imagine the money they spend on motorsports but, damn, I sure respect it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "in"


        • 4 Years Ago
        Man o man, this gives me a great idea but might end up on jail if I get caught though.
        • 4 Years Ago
        If I owned redbull, I would spend all my profit on crazy awesome over the top ultra fun shenanigans to write off as marketing expenses
        • 4 Years Ago
        If I drank energy drinks, I would drink Red Bull. That was awesome.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That was awesome.
      • 4 Years Ago
      How did he not get pulled over 20 times for reckless driving? Or is that just a Virginia thing.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I was thinking the same thing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      lol!

      Ha, "Camry" !!
      • 4 Years Ago
      So. Much. Win.

      They need to do this with ALMS cars...or rally cars in the winter...
        SaleenDriva
        • 4 Years Ago
        SO TRUE! Rally cars during winter would be insane. Looks like the best cab ride ever.
        • 4 Years Ago
        rally cars in the winter = sooo much win
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