If you live in the Hardanger district of Norway and a blue Ford Focus taxi just got you to your destination way quicker than expected, it’s probably because it can do 100 km/h in (62 mph) in under 5 seconds.
It’s 4.7 seconds to be precise and according to Norwegian website Nrk, Evald Jastad’s Focus RS is as a “nontraditional” taxi as they come, mainly because at 350 PS (345 HP), the RS it’s a lot more powerful than regular taxis, and a lot more aggressive-looking.
“It’s very fast,” said Jastad, with a little help from Google Translate. “You’ll find yourself being pushed back into your seat.”
We’d imagine that’s not how everybody likes to travel when taking a cab, so being a car enthusiast might help if you end up in the backseat of this remarkably quick Focus hatchback when visiting this part of Norway.
Also, it’s hard to come up with a much cooler ride for a taxi, unless you count people using their supercars or hypercars for Uber pranks and things of that nature. However, we did come across this neon green Lamborghini Huracan last month, which was granted a taxi license in the UK by the Wolverhampton Council.
In regards to practicality, the Lambo probably won’t score as many points with clients as the less-powerful Focus RS would – it’s got five seats, plenty of room in the back, four doors and “luggage space isn’t an issue”, said the owner.
Photos via NRK