The new “Beast” has arrived
The United States presidential state car, nicknamed “The Beast”, is the official state car of the President of the United States. So, at the moment, it is Donald Trump’s official state car. This week, a new model of presidential state car debuted on September 24, 2018.
The new Beast, as so many before it, is a Cadillac produced by General Motors. Is takes inspiration from the Cadillac CT6. Security and design-wise, this is a very interesting car that deserves all of our attention.
The exterior of the car features metal, aluminum and titanium alloy. These materials are capable of withstanding hundreds of shots and even explosive impacts. The car stands on a Chevrolet truck chassis and unofficial info indicates that it weighs between seven and nine thousand kilos.
Besides, the Beast’s tires are made of Kevlar, the material used in bulletproof vests, and can travel even with holes or without pressure. Inside, there are special compartments to conceal weapons and gas masks.
In addition, there is even a box that holds a blood supply of the same type as Donald Trump. In Trump’s seat, there is a direct connection with the Secret Services. Also, with the Vice President and the Pentagon.
Like the 2009 version, GM produced 12 models of the limousine with a unit price of around 1.25 million euros. Finally, this is an exorbitant price when you think that it will hardly travel for more than 30 minutes at a time, since the longest routes are always by helicopter or plane.