Cadillac, Of Course

The Daily Mail (U.K.) has a piece on Barack Obama’s presidential Cadillac:

It’s official call sign is Cadillac One, but it will always be known as the Obamobile.

This is the top – security armoured limousine which has been custom built to be Barack Obama’s presidential car.

It will travel with him wherever in the world he goes.

The President- elect, pictured inset, will have his first ride in the stretch limo when he parades along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington after his inauguration on January 20.

But his Secret Service agents have already been familiarising themselves with the machine they call ‘The Beast’, built by General Motors in Detroit and based on a Cadillac chassis.

The company refuses to give precise details of how it will perform its primary purpose – protecting the president.

But bulletproof glass and armourplatingare standard throughout and the car is hermetically-sealed to withstand chemical weapons.

As with previous presidential limos it is packed with electronic communication systems to allow Mr Obama to keep in contact with the outside world.

This car will not be shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which begins this week. Expect plenty of news from this show. Live updates begin Sunday morning.

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