Russia's manliest man, prime minister Vladimir Putin today test drove New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov's ugly new hybrid car, the Yo-mobile. Unsure about the car, he drove it to the president's house for a Security Council meeting and to get a second opinion, according to Russia's RIA Nostovi:

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"I am not ready to make any conclusions," Putin told a high-tech commission meeting. "I want to drive this Yo-mobile of yours to Dmitry Anatolyevich [Medvedev] and show it to him."

You can bet that the workers who assembled that car are sweating bullets.

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[Putin seems unsure about the color, via AP]