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US Presidential limo spotted testing ahead of official fleet induction

May 26, 2017, 06:35 PM IST by Venkat Desirazu
US Presidential limo spotted testing ahead of official fleet induction

In our line of work, we sometimes get the opportunity to write about unusual stuff and these are usually vehicles that can’t be purchased by the public or are economically far beyond the reach of the said public. Our story today involves one such vehicle which is the chariot of choice for the most powerful leader in the world. Yes, we are talking about the President of America and his new limo which will be inducted into service later this year.

Unofficially or maybe even officially, this GM developed limo has been referred to as the ‘Beast’, but we can be sure that it has some kind of alphanumeric code name. If the car used by Barrack Obama is anything to go by, then we can be sure that this new Beast too is based on a truck platform but will continue to get the Cadillac badging and latest styling all around.

The secret service hardly ever reveals details about the Beast. However, based on the little information that has trickled out or got officially released, it gets a tonne of armour plating, various hidden compartments to store emergency fire arms, cold storage to keep vials of the President’s blood and because this is a limo, electrically adjustable rear seats with heating and massaging. Our spy sources tell us that this test vehicle was spotted at GM’s proving grounds at Milford Connecticut in the US of A.

The American presidential limo has always been a status symbol of the American government. In various guises and sizes over the last four decades, it has travelled (ahead usually) with the President around the globe. The current design and model came into service in 2009 with the Obama presidency.    

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