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…Vespa makes the GTS 300 scooter for men?

Vespa GTS 300

Apparently Vespa has finally figured out that with a little bit of black paint, some subtle accents, and their most powerful engine to date, they can probably sell the thing to guys just as well as they can sell it to girls.

The Vespa GTS 300 Super features a 22hp, 278cc, four-stroke, single cylinder, liquid-cooled, electronic injected engine that propels the man-mobile to a top speed of around 80 mph (Though I hope to god no one tries to top speed one of these things!) while getting a rather thrifty 70 mpg.

Additional features include 12-inch alloy rims, double-disc brakes, red springs, a new grill, and plenty of cargo room to hold your man pur… man bag.

[Vespa GTS 300]

[Via: Uncrate]

…Some options are just decadent?

Decadent Options

Sure, you might have splurged a bit the last time you bought a car and checked a few of the options check boxes, but chances are, the power seats and remote key fob you added on probably didn’t break the bank when it came time to sign the dotted line.

Car and Driver’s list of the ten most decadent options is a little different however, as these options are definitely more optional than functional.

How optional?

How about $3,750 for the Mercedes-Benz “Airscarf”, a vent that blows hot air on your neck when the top is down along with the temperature needle.

Not extravagant enough for you?

How about $12,000 for the Rolls-Royce Starlight Headliner, an roof that features 1,600 tiny lights that sparkle at night. (Though it’s only $7.56 per light if you break it down that way.)

With watches that will open doors, granite interior accents, reclining seats with leg rests, special leather, and “Drive-Dynamic” seats that massage you as you cruse down the interstate, these definitely aren’t for the thrifty buyer, but if money is no object, then these options will gladly clear you of yours.

[Car and Driver – The Ten Most Decadent Options]