this is the Cadillac One, the bestial limousine of the US president

  • 6

She is known as “The Beast”. is the presidential limousine of the president of the United States and although it seems like one more, in reality it is a small walking fortress. The latest model began to be used at the end of 2018 by former President Donald Trump and is currently in charge of transferring Joe Biden, as has been seen these days during the NATO summit in Madrid.

General Motors is in charge of manufacturing the Cadillac One. The estimated cost of this vehicle ranges in the 1.3 million dollars, but the total cost of the project exceeds 15 million dollars. It is not surprising, because we are in front of a limousine unique in the world, with bomb-proof armor and firearms.

9 tons and truck diesel engine

cadillac one

The figures of the Cadillac One are worthy of a much larger vehicle. We are in front of a limousine of some 5.5 meters long, but with a weight of about 9,000 kilos. The reason is none other than its body, capable of withstanding a nearby bomb or a direct attack with firearms, technically being able to resist .44 Magnum caliber cartridges.

The vehicle is always accompanying the president of the United States and security is the differential factor. As explained, the door of the Cadillac One is as heavy as that of a Boeing 757 plane. But not only the doors are armored. The wheels are made of kevlarthe tank is protected and some parts of the bodywork are up to 20 centimeters thick.

The Beast

Dusan Ilic, US Customs and Border Protection via Flickr

The Cadillac One’s design is inspired by the Cadillac CT6 V-Sport. This walking bunker is powered by a 6.5 liter V8 diesel engine, used by General Motors for trucks. Despite the enormous weight, “The Beast” is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in about 15 seconds.

Inside the limousine there are from firearms to a oxygen system to prevent chemical attacksin addition to blood bags of the president’s blood group.

cadillac one

Beyond the safety enhancements, the Cadillac One also acts as a telecommunications hub. Inside is the “control briefcase”, where through a call or the mythologized red button it is possible to activate the secret codes for the activation of a nuclear attack.

The current model is not electric, but Joe Biden has requested that the future model be. The current president wants to replace up to 600,000 federal vehicles with electric ones during this decade, including the presidential limousine.

In Xataka | A real ship and a virtual one: inside the F-110 frigate, the first Spanish military ship with a digital replica

She is known as “The Beast”. is the presidential limousine of the president of the United States and although it…

She is known as “The Beast”. is the presidential limousine of the president of the United States and although it…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.