The Next Popemobile
Holy moly! We finally have a new Pope. What seemed like an eternity of waiting for some smoke to come out of a chimney turned into the first Pope to reign from South America in the Church's 2,000 year history. Naturally, the most important question is: what will Pope Bergoglio choose for his new ride? As we do out with old, in with the
still old new. One thing we here at BoldRide are interested in is the legendary Popemobile. We’ve been having a debate as to what the new Holy Father should make his new wheels. Nothing but logic and reasoning went into our choices for the next Popemobile, obviously. (Note: For the sake of creativity, we ruled out the iconic G-Class Popemobile. More on that tomorrow.)
5. Presidential Cadillac DTS A.K.A “The Beast”
Modern Popemobiles have have all had extreme security taken into account. After an attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II in 1981, bulletproof glass has been a standard feature. The chemical and biological attack counter-measures option box can probably be left unchecked.
4. Land Rover Range Rover
Though the Pope is more humble than the average Range Rover owner, they all seem to think they are holier-than-thou anyway. He’ll fit right in. The Queen of England has been using them for decades, so the new guy can skip over classifieds and just ask the Queen about it.
3. Lamborghini estoque
In 1978, Pope John Paul II became the first non-Italian Pope in 455 years. Regardless of country of origin, most recognize that Italy is as central to performance vehicles as it is to the Catholic Church. The Italian V12 echoing around Vatican Square would sound like a symphony of angels. Jesus would approve.
2. Fisker Karma
As far as the general public understands the Fisker Karma runs on holy water. Or is it that the engine turns water into wine? Either way, a car that looks that good and returns MPGs like that can’t be from this earth. And with the recent departure of Henrik Fisker from the company, this could be the automaker's resurrection as an "environmentally conscious supercar."
1. Karl Schnorr Kraftfahzeuge Tuned 500 Abarth
Little. Italian. Dressed in white. Red shoes. Nuff said.