While going through StreetViewFun the other day, I saw a picture of a really cool car. I went onto Google Earth StreetView and found it, capturing a few more angles. The location was in Turin (Torino), Italy.
I confess that I'm not up on supercars, but I don't think it's a production car. Also, if you'll notice, it's being followed by a movie industry camera truck (with the cameras pointed the wrong way!). It may be a custom car for whatever it was they were shooting. Any ideas? More pictures after the jump.
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UPDATE: Mystery solved thanks to a Jalopnik reader named Raphael. It's the Giugiaro Quaranta Concept car from 2008. This is a quote from the Jalopnik article:
"The Italian design house used Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive to power their idea of a futuristic super car employing state-of-the-art F1 technology. Giugiaro claims: "It is an "extreme", ecological, 4WD super-sportscar, the first hybrid car with mid-engine and driving position and a roomy cabin able to accommodate three adults plus a baby in complete comfort."
What it was doing on the street with a camera truck following it, I have no idea, but apparently it's also been used as at taxi!! Go figure.
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