The United States presidential state car is nicknamed as ‘The Beast, First Car, or Cadillac One!’ This official presidential state car of the United States President’s is also code named as ‘Stagecoach’. The car has extensive 21st-century communications gear and many worldclass offensive/defensive measures at hand. Here is a list of 5 facts you should know about the United States President’s Limo aka The Beast:
Amazing facts about The Beast!
The current model of the United States presidential state car is a unique Cadillac. It adheres to the United States Secret Service’s standards. It is built upon a medium-duty truck platform and also bears standard Washington DC license plate.
2. Equipped with many world-class features!
While riding in the presidential state car, the President of the United States of America is cut off from the outside world. However, the car has extensive 21st-century communications gear at hand. Furthermore, the presidential state car is well equipped with many life-saving, defensive and offensive measures.
The current presidential state car boasts night vision optics, rocket-propelled grenades, an armored fuel tank filled with foam to prevent explosion, a tear gas cannon, on-board oxygen tanks, multi-spectrum infrared smoke grenades and pump-action shotguns. The car also has blood bottles of the president’s blood type.
4. Bulletproof interior!
The Beast has bulletproof glass, which are 5-inch i.e.130 mm thicker than its previous model, run-flat tires and a solid interior that can even survive in times of chemical attack! Further, the doors of this presidential car have no keyholes; and the only way to open its passenger doors is a secret, which is known only to the Secret Service!
Though the presidential state car has more in common with school bus than sports car; but its highly-trained drivers can even execute tight J-turns. Further, in the event of a situation gone south; they can also perform other police-style evasion techniques. And, with input from test drivers and GM engineers; the Secret Service drivers have undergone extensive training on a secluded site.
Furthermore, The Beast has 3 passengers aboard – firstly, the driver; secondly, the president’s lead Secret Service protective agent; and thirdly, the President himself. However, 4 additional seats in the back are also available.