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Google's cyborg tzar Sergey Brin has been spotted tooling around Silicon Valley in a heavily-customized Tesla Model S, sending reverberations through the tech world at the ad-slinger's auto ambitions. Brin put peddle pedal to the metal on Friday, and took his customized e-car for a drive in a clear sign to this hack that – …

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  1. Wallyb132
    Coat

    Or it could mean that...

    Brin just likes the car and has a thing for batman and thought that the theme would look cool...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Or it could mean that...

      Or... it is 2 grow men driving a pink car. To the large majority of people on Earth (men and women), this is self explanatory.

      1. James O'Shea

        Re: Or it could mean that...

        Not that there's anything wrong with that...

      2. Martin Budden Bronze badge
        Joke

        Re: Or it could mean that...

        "Or... it is 2 grow men driving a pink car. To the large majority of people on Earth (men and women), this is self explanatory."

        If your handle is anything to go by then you know what you are talking about ;-)

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Coat

      Re: Or it could mean that...

      I refuse to believe any human can think that looks cool. Google must have created automatons! Run!

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Or it could mean that...

        "I refuse to believe any human can think that looks cool."

        Well, I do think it looks cool. And it sort of screams "I've got nothing to prove (and I can prove it by driving a pink luxury electric car with batwings on it, while looking totally nonchalant)".

    3. Lars Silver badge
      Facepalm

      Re: Or it could mean that...

      He just needs attention, and he got it.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Or it could mean that...

        "He just needs attention"

        Who? Someone worth a few billion dollars?

      2. Fibbles

        Haters gonna hate...

        Could you lot be a bigger bunch of grumpy old bastards? It's just a bit of fun.

    4. LarsG

      It's obviously

      A google safety feature.

    5. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      I have nothing against

      Gay marriage, Bishops or Drivers.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: I have nothing against

        Good to know you've got nothing against drivers, since there's rather too many of them to argue with on the road.

  2. Herby
    FAIL

    Pink Car

    What does he think he is? A Mayr Kay cosmetics salesperson?

    YUCK!

    The original Batmobile was black!

    1. Tom 35

      Re: Pink Car

      Maybe they are taking Barbara Gordon's car for a joy ride.

  3. Herby

    Proofreading

    s/Mayr/Mary/

    sorry!

  4. Fihart

    What not to do to your car.

    see above

  5. ElNumbre

    Two steps too far...

    I could go with the pink paint, the chrome wheels, even (at a strech) the eyelashes. But really, the batlogo and batwings just don't make sense. Is Brin the new equivalent of Homer Simpson at car design? Or has he taken on Jobs "think different" approach and had some kind of brain-fart?

    1. Steven Raith
      Coffee/keyboard

      Re: Two steps too far...

      "Hi Brin.

      We said think different, not think stupid."

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Wonder if using the batman logo is a breach of copyright or.......Oh, that's right, it's google, nuff said.

  7. Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

    Where's the rooftop camera?

    1. James O'Shea

      The cameras are in the tail fins.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Keerist...

    Proof that money can't buy taste or class.

  9. MrXavia
    WTF?

    WTF was he thinking?

    1. Oninoshiko
      Joke

      He's thinking is stupidly rich and it's good for a laugh.

      It made me laugh, so I think he's right!

  10. Hans 1 Silver badge
    Thumb Up

    Who cares what his car looks like? I he likes it, fair enough, he's driving it, isn't he ....

    Tesla S? cool shit man ...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      @ Hans 1

      Congrats on being one of the only posters who does not seem to be burning with envy at a man who can indulge in a bit of unorthodox fun with his pocket change.

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  12. RISC OS
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    It just goes to show...

    ... you can buy a bright pink car and put "bat" wings on it, but you can't buy good taste.

    Money can take the nerd out of WoW but it can't give the nerd class.

  13. TeeCee Gold badge
    WTF?

    It's all about speculation.

    Then again, if I had a load of cash to blow on something speculative, I probably wouldn't have gone with; "What if Barbara Cartland had written Batman?".

  14. aawelj
    Paris Hilton

    I think El Reg has got things backwards - this is obviously Paris' new runabout. But where is the Brin angle?

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    more proof

    that wealth does not automatically equal taste. But like the Naked Emperor of childrens' fables, plenty of toadies will praise this abomination.

  16. MegC

    Hmm

    I wonder if this is a foreshadowing PR stunt to Tesla and Google teaming up to mass produce google style driverless cars that are tesla style electric and return to charge themselves while your at work.

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