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 complete with a 450-horsepower 6.0-liter W-12 engine, and it will be modified for comfort, privacy and security.

This is just another vehicle to add to the list of high-end metal that has joined the Pontiff’s collection, an assortment that could easily rival the garage of any rapper.

Previously, rivals BMW and Audi fought over which firm would have the official limousine for the Pope during his recent visit to Bavaria, and a compromise had to be made. This time 'round its Vdub in da haus, as the Pope is going with the people’s car.


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