What would you say if a Porsche rolled up the next time you book a cab? 0-60mph in as little as four seconds might be relatively useless in the rush-hour grind, but you’d sure enjoy the ride. Sports cars aren’t the only taxis that are turning heads on the roads; from armoured vehicles to soft-tops, take a look at our pick of the top five extraordinary cabs in the world:
- Fancy a ride in a coconut? – Havana, Cuba
Cuba is known for its incredible 50’s style taxis such as Chevy Bel Air sedans, Ford Fairlane’s or Plymouth Belvedere’s. However, it’s this Coco Taxi that wins the prize for the ride that is most likely to get you noticed. It is also guaranteed to make you smile.
Bright yellow and shaped like a coconut, these rickshaw style vehicles have three wheels and space for up to two passengers. They’re cheap and can be surprisingly nippy too.
- Soft-top heaven in Capri, Italy
Capri may be famous for attracting the rich and famous, but anyone can enjoy a little celebrity treatment on this chic Italian island. Here you’ll find lots of the taxis are convertibles, giving you the chance to admire the sights or catch a glimpse of Rihanna, Beyoncé or even Mark Zuckerberg with the wind in your hair. Just add shades.
- The tank taxi in St Petersburg, Russia
Fed up of waiting in traffic jams? If the roads are blocked, you can hit the water instead in the ex-military amphibious taxi in St Petersburg. This Soviet armoured patrol car even has a machine gun at the front (decommissioned, we should add), ensuring other drivers will let you out at junctions.
- The world’s fastest taxi in Munich, Germany
Reaching speeds over 190mph on the autobahn, Volkan Celik’s Porsche Panamera taxi in Munich can lay claim to being one of the fastest in the world.
Even if you don’t find the Panamera waiting in line to whisk you to your destination, visitors to the Bavarian capital are unlikely to be disappointed. In Munich the ranks are filled with more sedate diesel-powered BMWs, Audis and Mercedes-Benz cars, all kitted out in sophisticated ivory-style livery.
- Traditionally elegant in Vienna, Austria
Vienna’s horse-drawn Fiakers date back to the 18th century. With just two (real) horsepower, they can negotiate the cobbled side streets with ease and operate from a number of ranks around the city.
Safe, comfortable and reliable cabs for any journey
While we can’t promise you’ll be picked up in a coconut, super-fast Porsche or horse drawn carriage, we can be sure that you will enjoy a safe, comfortable and reliable ride when you book a journey through Minicabit.
Here at Minicabit, we compare prices from only professional, licensed taxicab companies across the UK to save you time, hassle and money. You select your date, time and destination and we’ll do the rest. You can even specify the size of the taxi or request extras like child seats.