The First Limo - the 2009 Cadillac Presidential Limousine - nicknamed "The Beast", the hulking machine is a new model year 2009, modified limousine. According to General Motors, the new "2009 Cadillac Presidential Limousine" is the first not to carry a specific model name.

Its exterior is styled around the Cadillac STS and DTS but underneath the sheet-metal the vehicle is built on a medium-duty truck chassis. The rest of the exterior includes parts from several Cadillac models, such as headlights from an Escalade, and the grille and taillights from an STS. The panels are comprised of dual-hardness steel, aluminum, titanium and ceramic material to help break up projectiles aimed at the car.

Inside, the car features the same cut-and-sewn handmade leather upholstery found in the CTS. The rear passenger area includes an extensive executive compartment with ample seating space, outward visibility and useful mobile office features. An embroidered presidential seal is positioned in the center of the rear seat back panel, as well as on each rear door trim panel. Presidential seals are also affixed to the exterior rear doors.

Safety and high-tech features include:
*8in thick armor-plated doors (each weighing the same as a cabin door on a Boeing 757),
*an independent oxygen supply and advanced fire-fighting system located in the boot,
*pump-action shotguns,
*night-vision cameras,
*tear-gas cannons,
*Obama’s own personal storage of blood,
*standard Goodyear Regional RHS truck tires in a 285/70R19.5 size, on 19.5-inch wheels, that are puncture and shred-resistant,
*the rims that have a run-flat device,
*a sealed interior that's invulnerable to chemical attack,
*special steel wheels that can drive without the tire attached.

The armoured limousine has been heavily modified to withstand potential attacks by weapons or bombs.

All of this comes at a heavy weight penalty, with top speed rated at 60mph (96km/h) and fuel-economy expected to be about 8mpg.
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  1. That "2009 Cadillac Presidential Limousine" was really luxury and designed for a high-professional person like Obama. This cost a huge amount of money since the design and features were really great.

  2. Sera Melinda Says:

    Thx for your comment. Yeah, I couldn't agree more :)

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