Uber and GrabTaxi are Giving Out Free Supercar Rides in Singapore
This weekend, the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship makes a stop in Southeast Asia for the Singapore Grand Prix, bringing fast cars and a party atmosphere to the small island city-state. But the high-performance cars won’t be restricted to just the F1 street circuit. Both Uber and GrabTaxi (a taxi-booking app) have begun offering free supercar rides in Singapore during the race weekend, featuring an array of different high-end autos. The GrabTaxi promotion, known as #GrabSpeed, runs from September 15th to the 20th in specific areas of Singapore, and offers free rides to app users via a Maserati GranTurismo, Maserati Quattroporte, a pair of Porsche 911s, two Aston Martin convertibles, and a McLaren MP4-12C. GrabTaxi expects high demand for the supercar promotion, though if you do snag a free ride, you can be entered to win a pair of tickets to Sunday’s F1 grand prix. RELATED: Uber App Claimed to Show Rides That Don't Exist
Uber Singapore’s promotion, part of a tie-in with G.H.Mumm Champagne, runs on September 18th and 19th, and puts Uber users in the passenger’s seat of a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Maserati GranTurismo, Rolls-Royce Phantom, or Ferrari F430 Spider.
To ride, Uber users select the Mumm Supercar option in app, choose how many riders are in their party (the F430 and Gallardo have room for only one patron), and if a car is available, they’ll be zipped off in style with a free bottle of champagne.
Uber Singapore offered a similar promotion in March, which featured a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder and Maserati GranTurismo Coupe. Earlier this year in the run-up to the 2015 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Uber toured a lucky 20 users around Australia’s Albert Park circuit in an Aston Martin V12 Vantage, Ferrari 458 Italia, and Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera.
Needless to say, whether you’re an Uber-ite or a GrabTaxi fan in Singapore, you’ll have plenty of options to get in some high-performance cars this weekend.
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