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Pope Benedict XVI has a new car: a pearly white, modified Mercedes G-Class worthy of any West Coast rapper. Sort of.

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Pope Benedict XVI has a new car: a pearly white, modified Mercedes G-Class worthy of any West Coast rapper. Sort of.

Mercedes spent two years creating the pimped-up G500 Cabriolet, which features handrails and rear steps to allow leisurely papal ingress and egress, although it seems the Pope has dispensed with the customary bulletproof glass in favour of a more alfresco runabout.

That paintjob, in case you're wondering, is officially known as 'Vatican mystic white', and is sure to be all the rage on the mean streets of Romford next season.

If you're worried about the Pope's mitre getting damp if it starts to rain, fear not - the Holy Father has a garage stocked full of alternative rides, including armoured M- and S-Class Mercs and, of course, a Volkswagen Phaeton.

Anyone for a quick round of 'Fantasy Papal Garage'?