Sign in to follow this  
Variance

Phaeton the Newest Pope-Mobile

9 posts in this topic

Variance    0

Phaeton the Newest Pope-Mobile

Posted Image

WOLFSBURG, Germany / VATICAN CITY, Italy- Pope Benedict XVI has been presented with a specially equipped Phaeton by the Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Dr. Bernd Pischetsrieder. “It is a particular honor for us to have the privilege of providing Pope Benedict XVI with a fitting limousine”, said Pischetsrieder during the presentation in the Vatican City on Wednesday.

The extended wheelbase version of the Volkswagen Phaeton is finished in black and is powered by a 450 hp, 6.0 l W12 engine. The limousine has been specially equipped to meet the comfort, privacy and security requirements of the Holy Father.

[source: Volkswagen of America]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
aaaantoine    4

Well, somebody has to buy one, right?

206681[/snapback]

They gave it to him as a gift.

So they didn't even sell it. They had to GIVE it away! :lol:

Also, it's only appopriate that a servant of God drive around in a "commonfolk car". It would be humbling... if it weren't a Phaeton.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FAPTurbo    1,077

Would you guys rather he got a Lexus 600h?

At least this way, God has reaffirmed to us all that he has taste.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
aaaantoine    4

Would you guys rather he got a Lexus 600h?

At least this way, God has reaffirmed to us all that he has taste.

206732[/snapback]

Agreed... I was just cracking Phaeton jokes.

Anyway, it is my belief that a Pope generally gets far too many creature comforts. A Pope should practice humility. A Pope should blend in with the crowd until he has something to say.

You all remember "What Would Jesus Drive?" Well, I have a basic idea of what that would be. It would be the modern-day equivalent of riding into town on a donkey. Jesus would arrive in a 10 year old base model midsize sedan, preferably with a 4-banger. Hardly any flash there. But if He had to choose a brand-new car - like the Pope just received - He would get a Chevy Malibu or a Toyota Corolla. Something that doesn't stand out from the crowd whatsoever.

...Come to think of it, for a luxury car, the Phaeton sort of fits that bill.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

Guest
You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoticons maximum are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this