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CarBuzz Real or Fake: Crazy Taxi

The only game combining condoms and fast cars.

CarBuzz Real or Fake is back, and this time it’s all about taxis. On the surface, a guessing game about cabs may not sound like fun, but when you throw in DeLoreans and condoms things get a little crazier. These cabs may not roam city streets on a daily basis, but they all shuttled paying customers from A to B for a short time. Remember that three of these cabs are completely legit while one is full of sh**. It’s up to you to make the call, so choose wisely and leave your best guess in the comment section.

A few lucky Parisians hailed a cab and got to ride in a Renaultsport Megane Trophy. The speedy French coupe has a V6 good for 360 horsepower and is purpose-built for racing. Needless to say, this wasn’t a typical cab ride as the passengers were treated to high speeds and donuts. In case you were worried, the driver was a professional and the car was fully equipped for the track. No word on whether or not the cabbie left the meter running during all that hooning.

Guadalajara, Mexico, may be the home of the world’s only Ferrari taxi. An F430 Spider spirited passengers across the city, lining up with the other regular cabs in the taxi circle to grab a fare. Unlike the other cabs in line, the Ferrari darted across town, weaving in and out of traffic and giving its passengers a ride they’ll likely never forget. The cab was driven by a pro, as driving in Mexico can be dicey even when you aren’t behind the wheel of a Ferrari taxi.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Back to the Future,” Universal Pictures decided to create a special DeLorean taxi. Marty McFly was not behind the wheel, but the cab did actually run around New York City for a day, taking passengers around town and hopefully not backwards/forwards in time. Each passenger was given a free ride as well as a Blu-Ray copy of the movie. When was the last time your Uber was free and came with a complimentary Blu-Ray?

Trojans and taxis don’t go together, right? Wrong, at least to a point. The condom company created its own cab specifically for Valentine’s Day to promote safe sex. The cabs came complete with a condom on the roof and a quiz on safe sex for the riders. Get the questions right and you win a prize (get your mind out of the gutter). Like all good taxis the Trojan cab was only available to commuters in New York City.

So, could you spot the fake from the real? If you play your cards right while in France you might be able to ride in a Renaultsport Megane Trophy cab, but it will likely cost you a pretty penny or a bottle of wine. Mexican cab riders are luckier than the rest of us as they did get to ride in a Ferrari F430 for a day. And yes, there was actually a condom cab running around the streets of New York. So, if you guessed the DeLorean cab was a fake, you were correct. Although a New York based company Nooka once commissioned graphic artist Mike Lubrano to bring the Back to Future Time Machine Taxi to life. It unfortunately never took off the ground.

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