Opel Ampera-e is the new Popemobile

The Popemobile has taken the shape of many automobiles over the years, but the latest is likely the most environmentally friendly yet. Opel has bestowed the current pontiff, Pope Francis, with a 2017 Ampera-e as the Vatican City aims to become the first country in the world to produce zero carbon... read more

June 6, 2017 by
Pope Benedict XVI (via PacificCoastNews)

Pope My Ride

Not so long ago, popes greeted the masses (no pun intended) in the open air, waving to the devout from the backs of convertibles. Then, in 1981 -- nearly 20 years after JFK's... read more September 23, 2010 by

Hyundai i10 Pope-mobile

Hyundai's Mini Popemobile: April Fool's Day Comes Early

Asian carmakers, especially those in Korea and China, have been moving into the stealth-armored car market for several years now. That's just about the only context in which... read more March 31, 2009 by

Mercedes-Benz delivers a new Popemobile

Mercedes-Benz Delivers A New Popemobile

A new Pope needs a new Popemobile and what better to cart around his Holiness than an open top Mercedes G Wagon. Pope Benedict XVI will present himself to 40,000 or so... read more December 6, 2007 by

A Phaeton for the Pope

A Phaeton For The Pope

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI is about to take delivery of a Volkswagen Phaeton for his next Pope Mobile. The model in particular will be a black long-wheelbase version... read more October 18, 2006 by

Audi and BMW fight over the Pope

Audi And BMW Fight Over The Pope

The two rivals both claimed the right to be the official limousine for the Pope during his recent visit to Bavaria. With both companies locking horns, it required the Munich... read more September 13, 2006 by


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