Presidential Cadillac: some stuff
you (probably) didn' t know '
Power comes from a 6. diesel
engine that' s [ with a supercharger
to help haul this beast around. Yet
despite this mammoth power plant, the
top speed is only and it takes
around 15 seconds to reach this.
It is based on a GM truck chassis and
weighs a staggering 6. . To put that in
context. the Phantom. one of
the biggest cars on the road, weighs a
paltry 2. in comparison. This will be
why the Batmobile only averages am
A lot of the weight comes from the armour
protection. The body is made up of steel.
aluminum, titanium and ceramic.
The glass is thick and only the
windscreen opens, to allow the driver to
talk to secret service running alongside or
to pay atoll. It is also hermetically sealed to
secure it from chemical attack.
Should the worst happen. The Beast has
its own oxygen The mil‘
armour means the doors are
thick and weigh as much as a 747' s.
The doors are so thick that Obama can' t
hear any outside noise. so speakers are
built in to play the am IT sound of the
crowd. The underside is reinforced with a
Kevlar mat to protect from bomb attacks.
The fuel tank is leak proof and [ with
special foam that prevents it from
exploding. even in a direct "
There are two holes i the front bumper that
can emit tear gas and [rlrl. smoke grenades.
There is also an infrared video system for
the driver to drive through smoke and night
n cameras for driving in darkness
Cadillac one normally [altr, two 'gear the
American 'gege. and the .
Standard, which are lit up at night "
when Obama on a state v
Standard i replaced by the
gege. of the country he is ating.
The Beast has a ' system
located in the trunk. Also in the trunk is a
bank of the president' s blood that is
carried at all times.
The limo can seat seven. w h two seats up
front, three resurfacing ones in the middle.
and two at the very back. one for the
president and the other for a guest.
Inside, the president isn' t deprived of "
creature comforts: a CD player is
among the features. as well as
sophisticated electronic communications
with direct phones to the White House and
The tires are reinforced with Kevlar and
can run when "" If the tires are missing.
the steel rims have been designed to allow
the car to keep on driving at speed.
Defense systems include a pulpfiction
shotgun in a compartment beside the