The UK is quite proud of its taxi services. Those drivers train for years to get the road grids memorized and learn traffic patterns, and the cabs are scientifically created to provide the maximum amount of room for passengers in the smallest footprint possible. It's no wonder London just kicked Uber out, because their cab system is a far better way of managing traffic and transport. That said, a mid-80s Porsche 911 rally car might be an even better taxi than the black cab.
Hop in the Tuthill Express and you'll get across town in a flash. It can take short cuts that no other cab can, running across open sections of hill and dale, cutting through pot-holed parking lots, and charging across ring road medians. All in the name of getting you to your destination a little quicker. Can you imagine if even one in 100 cabs were 911s. Oh what a joyous day it would be to get one of these to show up to bring you to your meeting. And with a rally-rated suspension and tall sidewall tires, you'll just float right over the bumps that would normally jar your tailbone and spill your morning coffee.
Sadly, this isn't reality.
Here is a short promotional clip from Hagerty Insurance's UK division that really caught our eye. That's easy to do when the subject of the film is a Tuthill-prepped Porsche stage rally car. It's delightful, give it a watch.
Oh, and eight pounds sixty is about equivalent to $11.20 US. I would absolutely pay twelve bucks to slide around the UK—Forza Horizon Style—for a little bit. Sounds like a fun time.