Dubbed as the Beast, Agence France-Presse reported that US President-elect Barack Obama’s new Cadillac “is a hulking, snazzed-up upgrade from previous presidential limousines, and will give him a better view of his inaugural parade than his predecessor.”
The photo of the US President’s new service was leaked on the internet, the AFP reported. The US Secret Service would not give details of the vehicle’s specification as it is classified but the AFP report said that “the vehicle is thought to have bullet-proof glass, a heavily armoured body, run-flat tyres and a completely sealed interior to protect against a chemical attack.”
The Cadillac is also reportedly able to withstand a rocket propelled grenade attack.
Philippine Presidents have a bullet proof Mercedes. I remember the one used by former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos was given as a gift by the Malaysian Government. Gloria is currently using a Mercedes Benz S600 W221 similar to this one.