Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Popemobile Is Pricey

WallStreetFighter: The Popemobile Is Pricey:

"The Pope definitely rides in style with his latest suped-up whip.

His holiness' custom-built Mercedes ML 430 cost $511,000, but the Vatican got it on the cheap when it was donated by maker in 2002.

Although Pope Benedict XVI won't be cruising at more than 10 mph, this baby can go 0 to 60 in 8 seconds with its 4.3 liter v8 / 272 horsepower engine. It was shipped directly from Rome to Washington D.C. in time for his visit to the White House today."