Bourgeois Reportorial Hoonage: NY Times vs. Vertu vs. Porsche

The people at Vertu, makers of stupid-pricey cellular telecommunications devices, say that their Ascent Motorsport phone, which retails for a cool 5,700 smacks, is capable of withstanding being run over by the very Porsche Formula One racer that inspired its design. (An 804 maybe?) Since nobody around the Times' offices seemed to have a vintage F1 car handy, writer Harry Hurt III settled for his friend Denise's '03 Boxster. Which also happens to weigh a good 1,500 pounds more than said racing vehicle. The Vertu survived. Multiple times. That said, we're sticking with our ghetto-ass RAZR, even if it doesn't feature a concierge service. [Thanks to Jason for the tip.]

A Cellphone Just Made to be Run Over by a Porsche [New York Times]

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Legendary Auto Designer, Pininfarina, Creates Cell Phone [Internal]