|The new Holy Roller, Pope Benedict XVI's newest ML-based armored "Popemobile".|
|Mercedes-Benz CEO Dieter Zetsche tossing his Holiness the keys. "First gear sticks a little until she's warmed up."|
The new vehicle relies heavily on the tried and true formula of an all white body and interior with vast expanses of bullet-resistant glass (transparent armor in industry lingo) and a specially prepared seat that can raise the Pope higher up to become more visible. Considering that the current Holy See is 85-years old we can also imagine there are special controls to alert the driver that "it's too cold back here" or "you're driving way too fast!" in the spirit of a frisky Mrs. Daisy from the popular film.
If his own closest advisers are to be believed, this new vehicle arrived just in the nick of time.
|J-Paul the Deuce rolling in his Ferrari Mondial. Oh how we pine for simpler days!|