The US Presidential State car is one of the few cars befitting of the US Presidency. In this piece, Naijauto.com takes a look at the outgoing United States Presidential State car which is widely known as “The Beast,” pitching it against the new versions in order to outline their differences.
The new beast is longer, bigger and more sophisticated
The world got to see the state-of-the-art vehicles at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly held in the United States about five months ago. The sparkling Cadillac limousines belong to a fleet of twelve that are scheduled to be manufactured for the current US President Donald Trump. The individual cost of the beast limousine is $16 million (N469 million).
Going by the exterior, the new limousine looks classier than the previous one which was taken for servicing in 2009 for Obama’s inauguration. It boasts of a more refined road clearance to avoid the embarrassment the previous version caused. It was stuck on a ramp when former US President Obama visited Dublin in 2011.
The incident of Obama's car the Beast in 2011 (Photo source: Justin Farrelly)
The headlights installed in the new version are the same as that of the Cadillac Escalade SUV. It’s also influenced by the 2016 Cadillac Escala concept.
As the norm with new limousines, the complete features and capabilities of the most recent versions are undisclosed yet. Naijauto.com can confirm that the explosion and bullet proof vehicle rides on Kevlar tires. These tires ensure that it’s still in motion in case it gets punctured. It also supplies the blood type of the USPresident in a situation where he suffers injury.
This is the old look of the Beast
The new version gets a modified grill and headlights
The interior is completely sealed off to prevent a chemical attack. Its heavy doors can be compared to the ones of a Boeing 757 aircraft, and its weight is between 5,000 to 20,000 pounds.
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