Donald Trump's Cadillac presidential limo which is designed by the Secret Service is appreciated as the safest car in the world. Manufactured by General Motor, the sedan weighs 8 tons and is longer than two large SUVs. Its 8-inch thick steels doors which have the same weight of the Boeing 757’s doors are capable of withstanding chemical and biological attacks.
Donald Trump's Cadillac presidential limo which is designed by the Secret Service is appreciated as the safest car in the world
The following is the 14 secrets of the Donald Trump’s official car you might not know. Check it out.
1) The Names
The heavily armored limo of Donald Trump is known as “The Beast” or other names like "Limousine One" and "Cadillac One". The Beast also has a code name: “Stagecoach”.
2) The twelve copies
Currently, there are twelve copies of the Beast manufactured.
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3) The communication systems
The official car of the US President features the most powerful and modern communication gears along with satellite phones.
4) A mobile bunker
The Cadillac One is a military grade armoured car coming with bulletproof plating which is more than seven inches in thickness. Its doors are as heavy as those on a Boeing 757.
The Cadillac One is a military grade armored car coming with bulletproof plating
5) The extra safe tires
The Beast is also equipped with Good Year Kevlar-reinforced tyres which are able to run when flat. Those gigantic tyres enable the car to run a reasonable distance when being shot.
6) Explosion proof
The Donald Trump’s Limousine One is designed to be always safe from outside chemical attacks. Its gas tank is covered with specially formulated foam in order to avoid all types of explosion.
7) Secret locks
The Beast has no keyholes, so no keys in the world can open it. Only the secret service can open the Beast’s door and operate it.
8) Extremely expensive price
The Limousine is valued at around between $300,000 and $1.2million. So expensive!
The secret service even will use A C-17 Globemaster Transport Airplane to carry this official car of the President
9) Medical emergencies
Apart from gas containers located under Donald’s seat, it is also provided with the blood type of the President in case he is injured.
10) The windows
No windows of the Beast can be lowered except for the driver’s one, and it can be lowered a little bit, just enough for the driver to pay necessary tolls.
11) Always with the President
Donald Trump uses this Limousine on all his travels. The secret service even will use A C-17 Globemaster Transport Airplane to carry this official car of the President. A second limo and an armoured Chevrolet are also carried on the C-17.
Donald Trump uses this Limousine on all his travels
12) The Beast’s weight
Because equipped with heavy duty mechanism and engines, the Cadillac One weights between 6,800 kg and 9,100 kg, whereas a 2014 Toyota Camry sedan weighs just nearly 3,200 pounds. As a result, the Beast reaches the top speed of only 60 mph.
13) The unconventional choice of fuel
The designer decided to use diesel for the current Cadillac One for simple reasons: it is widely available and less flammable.
14) The Beast’s malfunctions
The Beast rarely breaks down. One time it got problems was in 2011, it got stuck emerging from the gates of the US embassy in Dublin in a trip to Ireland. Another time the Beast malfunctioned was on 2013 trip to Israel when its tank was accidentally filled up with the wrong fuel by the driver.
15) Any decommissioned official car of President Donald Trump will be destroyed and dismantled
Yes, with explosives rounds and bullets, and with the Secret Service’s assistance to destroy the secrets of the manufactures, defensive and armouring abilities.
The Beast rarely breaks down
Should the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria have a special vehicle like the Donald Trump’s Beast as the country is now facing a lot of security threats?
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