With large parts of the limo's technology still classified, what we do know about the "Caddy One" proves it is one of the Secret Service's advanced, and biggest investments.
You’re Not Getting Through That
Where can we bomb-proof our car at?
Talk About Run-Flat Tires
Screw run-flats — these tires can't be penetrated!
Theres an SUV In the Motorcade Equipped With A Dillon M134D Gatling Gun, In Case Of Emergencies
Keep On Rollin’
Wonder how far the limo can go on just the rims?
There’s Blood In There??
That's just creepy, Mr. President.
This Car Travels Better Than You
"The Beast" has it's own aircraft that carries everywhere.
We Aren’t Crying, It’s Just The Gas
Why do you even need tear gas? You can just run over the attackers!
Can You Hear Me Now?
Wish we got the kind of phone service the president gets.
It’s Basically A Cadillac Tank
The secret service better not skip the gym, if they plan on opening those doors.
He’s Not Your Prom Limo Driver
These drivers go through vigorous tests to prove they are worthy to drive around our leader.
He’s Gotta Be Able To Do Cool Moves Like This
Maybe It’s Time For A Hybrid?
It's weight, amongst other vehicle stats are classified, but it's rumored to weigh over 10 tons and have a 0-60 of 15 seconds or more. Surely there's a way to get the president better gas milage, right?
It’s Not A Cadillac
Despite its other popular nickname, the "Caddy One," the President's limo shares almost nothing with the Cadillac it masquerades as. Aside the use of Escalade head and STS tail lights, the innards of the car come from the tech behind the Chevrolet Kodiak.
It Has Its Own Carrier Plane
The Secret Service has a C-17 Globemaster transport plane to tote The Beast, a second almost identical limo and an armored Chevrolet Suburban communications van.
There Are Several Look-Alikes
There are likely several reasons why there are multiple limos. Lookalikes protect the President from being easily targeted, other limos can be used to carry VIPs and different vehicles could have different capabilities — are a few guesses.
Goodbye, Old Friend
The Secret Service were once called upon to destroy the presidential state car after it had run its course. They did this to test the effectiveness of the car against weaponry, and to destroy the secrets of it manufacture.
It’s Not All About Armor
The Beast is as luxurious as it is protective. Whoever the president deems worthy enough to ride along is one lucky person.