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Friday, May 18, 2012

Fiat Pulls Epic Prank on Volkswagen Rivals Using Google Street View

If there's one thing we can say about European car makers, it's that most of them seem to have a great sense of humor. Nowhere is this more apparent than on a trip past Volkswagen's Swedish headquarters in Google Street View, where rival auto brand Fiat took the liberty of parking its flagship 500 model right in front of the company's entrance.
Fiat's Swedish base of operations is just 45 minutes away from the VW building, so the prank wouldn't have taken very long to pull off, but just how Fiat knew that Google Street View was in the area is a mystery. But judging by past pre-planned Street View gags, it's clear that once someone spots the car, word travels fast.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When I was in the 10th grade someone managed to put a VW bug on the school gym roof.No one ever admitted to it(to my knowledge)and no one ever actually figured out how they put it there, since no one witnessed an actual crane in the parking lot.Estimated to have been done between 2 and 4 AM.A local crane rental was contacted to get it down.