The official state vehicle for the president of the United States has the nickname “The Beast.”
The latest model is a limo built on a Cadillac CT6 stretch sedan that seats seven and was introduced in September 2018.
The name is fitting as the vehicle weighs in with 22,000 pounds of armor and reported to have five-inch thick bulletproof glass windows.
President Trump, who was named the Grand Marshal of the Daytona 500, along with the First Lady Melania Trump, took a lap around the track in “The Beast.”
The car is built to deter any attacker.
The $1.5 million armored car can spew a smokescreen and an oil slick in its wake to thwart chasing cars, not to mention firing tear gas to disperse attackers.
It also has super wide, run-flat tires to rumble over and beyond road obstructions.
In addition, the door handles are rigged to give an electric shock to unwanted intruders and the car is even equipped to send the nuclear launch codes if need be.
There is also a refrigerated compartment carrying a supply of the president’s blood type and other medical and first aid necessities if the worst happens.
“The Beast” was built by GM as part of a 12-car contract worth $15.8 million.
This year, President Trump also issued the “start your engines” call and wished the drivers a safe and successful race.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) February 16, 2020
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