New York Governor Says the City's New Articulated Buses Are "Ferrari-Like"

Supercars are exclusive pieces of machinery, and they're meant to be like that. However, if you've roamed this Earth for more than a year or so and stuck to the more civilized parts of it, it's hard to believe you've never spotted one example of Italy's finest.
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Ferrari 488 GTBNYC MTA articulated bus
Ferraris are rare, but they're not Pagani-rare. You may not see an Enzo or a LaFerrari, but just hang around the area of your city where the rich like to go drink their coffee, and you'll inevitably stumble upon a 458 Italia. And you won't be disappointed. Not to mention that, when everything else fails, there's always the Internet to turn to.

Having said that, I hope we all agree that we know what a Ferrari looks like. We know they're mostly red (with the occasional yellow, silver or black - OK, OK, there were blue ones as well), they tend to be wide and low and look like they could split the air like a hot knife would butter. Anyway, let's just say we know them well enough to distinguish them from an articulate bus, OK? And we're not even Governors.

Andrew Cuomo, on the other hand, is. He's a 56-year-old American politician enrolled in the Democratic Party that's currently holding the position of Governor of New York. Lately, he's been busy selecting a new bus that will ferry people around the Big Apple, and he has now settled on a design. The vehicle sounds promising, featuring free Wi-Fi and charging ports, so that people stay connected throughout their entire trip. But as far as looks go, it's as boxy and uninspiring as any bus you've ever seen.

Not to Mr. Cuomo, who got a little carried away with their description, calling them "European" (didn't know that was a thing) and "Ferrari-like." It's hard to tell what exactly he meant by that, as the bus doesn't have any more things in common with the Maranello products than an office stapler. No, really, it doesn't even share the same number of wheels.

But since the bus does look promising, we'll let this one slip and put it on the heat of the moment. After all, the 2,024 buses are going to cost the state a whopping $1.3 billion, with the first scheduled to enter production no later than next month. So grab your charging cable, switch on the Wi-Fi connectivity on your phone and don't forget to lift your nose up every once in a while, so you don't miss your stop.
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