Score one for Fiat in the sometimes whimsical, sometimes not, rivalry between the Italian automaker and Volkswagen. The two companies seem to taunt and tease each other like kids on a playground, especially in Europe.
Check out Volkswagen’s Swedish headquarters in suburban Stockholm on Google Earth and you’ll see a Fiat 500 parked at the front door of the building.
Was it a prank? Did VW get photo-bombed?
A VW spokesman in Sweden said that he didn’t believe the rival car’s presence was malicious, and that it could have just been a case of someone dropping off a passenger as Google did its photo-mapping drive-by. Either way, VW Sweden will have to live with the image of a Fiat 500 on its doorstep until the next Google Earth car rolls by.