Saturday, July 05, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI to ride in Indian-made Piaggio three-wheeler

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI and his Piaggio Ape Calessino-based Popemobile. Funky!

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI is getting a cool new set of wheels. No, not the Maserati Quattroporte. The Pope will soon be whizzing around the Vatican City in a custom-made Piaggio three-wheeler. Based on the Ape Calessino, the Popemobile has been made by Piaggio’s Indian subsidiary in Baramati, in India.

Two of these specially built Popemobiles, which bear the Vatican City insignia, have been presented to the Pope by Piaggio. In keeping with papal requirements, both three-wheelers have been painted white, with white leather seats and white hood. Even the tyres have white sidewalls. Totally cool, eh?

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

as an(ex?) nazi, he should have chosen a meeshershmit three wheeler!



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