Update, 10/29: This promotion runs through tomorrow.
On DDF you can follow the Wiki to see which drivers have which cars every day and read reports from DDF uers who have been toying around in McLaren and Porsches for free over the past few days.
Images from DDF user EJB, who has been in at least 6 Breakthrough cars so far:
I’d just beware of the launch button, especially if you happen to get up to 88MPH:
Uber is a pretty awesome app. I’ve done day trips to cities like Chicago and NYC without having to rent a car thanks to UberX rides that are cheaper than a taxi and far more convenient. And while people wait for an hour in the taxi line I breeze right into a waiting car. I even earn Starpoints for using Uber on top of 3 points per dollar for charging Uber rides to my Everyday card.
If you’re new to Uber you can get a free $15 Uber ride via this referral link.
From today through Friday, Uber is offering free rides in futuristic cars in Manhattan below 60th street from 12pm-7pm.
Just go to promotions in the app or online and enter the code: BREAKTHROUGH
Then just logon between 12pm and 7pm through Friday and select the Breakthrough option that will appear during those hours in the bottom slider to select a car.
Officially free rides are limited to 30 minutes, but from past experience you won’t be charged even if the ride goes over 30 minutes, though the driver may end the ride at his discretion.
There’s no limit to how many free rides you can take.
There are 16 breakthrough cars including 3 McLaren’s (1 is a $1.1MM McLarenP1 Hybrid Supercar), 3 european solar concept cars, a BMW i8, a Porsche Cayenne Biodiesel, a Tesla Model S, a Lexus CTh, a Lexus RX450h, a Hyundai Tucson Hydrogen Fuel Cell, and more.
I went on the app to request a car and it said no cars available. I clicked to request one anyway and after a few minutes it matched me up with one. Alas I’m not in NYC so I had to cancel without finding out what car I had, but if you do get my driver today be sure to let me know what he is driving 😀
The top 16 Uber drivers in NYC drivers are assigned to new cars each day via lottery, pretty cool gig for them!
DDF user mileagejunkie’s brother got the McLarenP1 while DDF user EJB has been in 2 rides already,an RX450h and a Tesla Model S.
Post what ride you get and who your driver was!
Read more about the promotion here.
HT: EJB, via DDF