According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word “uber” is used to denote a particular kind of person who is a “great or extreme example”. It can also be used to describe things that are a “superlative example” of its class. The term is basically a connotation of supremacy or excessiveness of something.
In today’s innovative world, we often connect the term “uber” to a special mode of transportation – instead of booking a taxi, people are able to choose the kind of vehicle ranging from the most common sedans to the most luxurious cars that can be found in the planet. Founded around 7 years ago, Uber Technologies Inc. has been serving its customers who depend on vehicles for hire with utmost care and giving them the same comfort as if owning their own vehicles.
Actually, almost anyone can become an Uber driver as long as you have a driver’s license, have a car, registered with the company and of course, is sane enough so you do not put yourself and your passenger in harm’s way. Now, it doesn’t matter what kind of car you’re driving but it also wouldn’t hurt to add a little effort for extra comfort and luxury to earn high ratings.
Take for example that Lamborghini Aventador Uber car that comes with Batman as your driver. It was actually a prank but it is arguably was one of the best pranks that anyone would want to happen to them. Imagine just being one of those unsuspecting Uber customers who were told that they were riding a Toyota Prius C and then out of the blue comes fully clad Batman and his Lamborghini Aventador telling you to hop on in. Now who wouldn’t love that? They got to experience the power hidden in the Aventador’s 691-horsepower 6.5-liter V12 plus they got to where they were supposed to go in just a couple of minutes. Everyone who got the chance seemed happy with the whole experience. Lucky them.
And just recently, another Uber incident became viral when another set of unsuspecting Uber customers got the ride of their life – in a Bugatti Veyron. The Aventador prank paled in comparison to this hypercar. Every one of its customers became slack-jawed because instead of a Toyota Previa, a yellow and chrome Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse pulled over to give them the “uber” ride of their lives.
They probably didn’t want to get off the car that is packed with 1,200 horsepower thanks to its 8.0-liter quad turbo W16 engine. It probably was the best surprise of their lives that as not everyone gets to ride in a Bugatti Veyron. Now everyone’s crossing their fingers and praying to get the same adventure while booking a ride with Uber.
Through these “Uber pranks”, customer’s expectations have kicked up a notch and it seems like the pressure is on for Uber. Let’s all stay tuned and keep ourselves vigilant for yet another Uber hypercar prank. You’ll never know it might come in the likes of a Ferrari LaFerrari.