Posted on Mar 10, 2015 in Latest News | 0 comments

You’ve probably seen pictures of President Obama’s vehicle in news reports or possibly in person, but did you know this vehicle is nicknamed “The Beast,” and for good reason. This 18-foot vehicle is like a fortress on wheels. Learn more about the President’s impressive motorcade car from Military Boot Store’s blog.

Facts about the President’s Vehicle

  • The weight of the vehicle is classified
  • Measures a whopping 18 feet long
  • Cabin is completely sealed
  • Steel plate under the car protects against bombs and grenades
  • Nicknamed “The Beast”
  • President Bush’s limousine motorcade vehicle is currently used as a back-up to President Obama’s
  • Stands 5’ 10” tall
  • Fuel tank is insulated with foam
  • The Beast entered into service on January 20, 2009
  • Limousine based on the Cadillac DTS
  • Tires are Kevlar enforced and puncture resistant
  • If the Good Year Run-Flat tires blow, steel rims would keep the vehicle rolling
  • Made of steel, ceramic, aluminum, and titanium
  • Uses Cadillac Escalade side mirrors and headlights
  • Limousine is transported in a C-17 Globemaster III
  • When abroad, the president’s vehicle displays the American flag and the home country’s flag
  • Always parked strategically to create a barricade between the President and crowds
  • 5-inch thick bulletproof windshield (technology is classified)
  • Trunk holds firefighting gear, oxygen, and the President’s type blood
  • Only window that opens is the driver’s window (only goes down 3 inches)
  • Night vision and tear gas cannons are hidden in the front
  • Experts estimate the vehicle cost around $1,500,000 (no official price tag has ever been announced)

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