• Genius! Fiat pranks Volkswagen on Google Street View for the world to see

    Fiat 500 captured in front of VW HQ
  • Fiat 500 captured in front of VW HQ
  • Fiat 500 captured in front of VW HQ
  • Fiat 500 captured in front of VW HQ
  • Fiat 500 captured in front of VW HQ
  • Fiat 500 captured in front of VW HQ

We have seen many automotive pranks in our time, but the following one definitely tops the list for ingenuity, skill, and creativity. It is unlikely to be topped in the near future, just because it is so impressive.

Volkswagen is unquestionably one of the world’s biggest companies with it owning a fairly large selection of other brands including Bugatti, Bentley, Seat, and even Lamborghini, so it obviously takes some creativity to get an upper hand over the competition. Fiat definitely did just that the other day, when they took the opportunity to take advantage of one of the numerous Google Street View vans driving across the globe, and capture something completely unique.

Both Volkswagen and Fiat have headquarters in Sweden and when workers at the Fiat HQ noticed the Google Street View car driving past, they rushed over to their competitor’s major branch in a brand new Fiat 500, 45 minutes away to capture the perfectly executed images you see in the gallery below.

The bright red Fiat 500 can be seen following the Street View car from a distance just seconds away from Volkswagen headquarters before speeding up Volkswagen’s driveway, pulling up in directly below the Volkswagen sign just in time for the images to be captured and then uploaded to Google Street View for the world to see.

And all of this happened in just a matter a seconds without VW having any idea about the stunt, meaning the German marque will have to accept having one of its competitors cars parked outside its showroom for at least a year.

Don’t however, expect VW to take this lightly. We suspect they’re already planning an ingenious way to get back at Fiat.


Source: Daily Mail

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  (419) posted on 06.14.2012

Only a humorous response would make Fiat satisfied, to be honest, but we’re all waiting for it.

  (677) posted on 06.7.2012

As expected from automotive humor, I see. :P

  (458) posted on 05.28.2012

I never knew that Fiat could be this humorous. :P

  (570) posted on 05.24.2012

Well, I wonder how VW actually took it. It would be dull if they don’t make a witty response to it.

  (448) posted on 05.22.2012

I’m pretty sure Volkswagen will take a long time to think of a comeback joke. LOL.

  (333) posted on 05.20.2012

Ah, it’s nice to see these rival companies are taking things as a joke. I’m actually excited on how Volkswagen will get back at Fiat!

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