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Presidential limo

  • President Donald Trump in his new Cadillac “Beast” armored limo

    President Joe Biden wants to electrify the government vehicle fleet, including the presidential limo.

  • President Donald Trump in his new Cadillac “Beast” armored limo
    President Trump's new limo, "The Beast," has reported for duty

    One of the perks of being the head of state of a major country is that you normally receive a heavily armored albeit still plush limo to ride in. And when we're talking nations the size of the United States, you'll find the leaders often receive standalone models you don't get in a showroom. Case...

  • Putin takes delivery of his new presidential limo
    Putin takes delivery of his new presidential limo

    In March, Russian President Vladimir Putin was once again elected President of his nation, and he took the oath of office on Monday. With that title came a swanky new set of wheels that Putin used for his ride to his inauguration ceremony at the Kremlin. The Russian Central Scientific Research...

  • Prototypes for President Trump and Putin's state limos
    Trump and Putin receive their presidential rides this summer

    One of the perks of being the head of state of a major country is that you normally receive a heavily armored albeit still plush limo to ride in. And when we're talking nations the size of the United States and Russia, you'll find the leaders often receive standalone models that you won't see in a...

  • New ‘Beast’ Cadillac limousine for President Trump spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Cadillac's new ‘Beast’ presidential limousine for Donald Trump spied testing

    A new president was inaugurated this year, and soon he’ll have a new set of wheels to cruise around in. The prototype you see here isn’t for a new Cadillac flagship but rather the next presidential limousine of the United States. Yes, you’re looking at Donald Trump’s new...

  • Russian presidential limo (Kortezh) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Russian presidential limo (Kortezh) spy shots

    No, you’re not looking at a new Bentley or Rolls-Royce in the works. Rather, this stubby, high-sided sedan is the next presidential limo for the Russian state. Referred to as Project Kortezh, the sedan is the result of Russia’s request for a locally-developed car to transport...

  • Russian presidential limousine concepts (Image via RG. RU)

    After what's said to be more than a year of testing, Russian President Vladimir Putin's new ride is almost ready. A report in Russia-centric Sputnik News indicates that the the company behind the Russian head of state's official transportation is set to conduct preliminary crash testing next month. Putin's new domestically-produced limousine won't be the only one. Four versions of the Kortezh (or, alternately, Cortege) lineup are set to be offered, with annual production likely to be capped at around 5,000 units. ALSO SEE: Could this Ferrari be the most valuable car in the world? Russian news...

  • Russian presidential limousine concepts (Image via RG. RU)
    Moscow reveals Presidential limo concepts, may seek Porsche's help

    About a year ago, it was reported that the Russian government had requested local automakers to come up with designs for a series of luxury vehicles that could be used to transport officials and possibly even form the basis of a new Russian luxury car brand. At present the Russian government uses...

  • Tesla presidential limo rendering
    Should the next presidential limo be a Tesla?

    The Secret Service is gearing up for an all-new presidential limo, to replace the venerable but sometimes challenged Beast. There are a number of requirements placed on those wishing to build the next limo, not least of which is that it must be an American company. Tesla Motors is an American...

  • President Obama's limousine
    Taking a closer look at the President's 'Beast' limo

    You're familiar with The Beast, right? No, not the one whose name adds up to 666. The presidential limo that looks like a Cadillac but really isn't. If you're not up to speed, get cozy and learn some more about the combat-grade mega-limo that has ferried the President since Dubya's tenure. Of...

  • The Beast Presidential Limo from White House Down
    Could a new beast be on the presidential horizon?

    It might be time for Barack Obama to update his regal ride. The U.S. government recently sent out a request for proposals on an armored limousine design. Now, that doesn't specifically point to the President, but we're pretty certain that RFP should lead back to the big man in charge. That would...

  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon checks out his armored Hyundai Equus - image: Hyundai
    UN secretary general gets bulletproof Hyundai Equus limo

    Ban Ki-moon, the current Secretary General of the United Nations, originally hails from South Korea. Now in his second term as Secretary General, it seems fitting that Ki-moon would travel in an armored limousine that comes from the land of his birth. Yesterday, Hyundai handed over the keys to a...

  • obama presidential limo 005

    With president-elect Barack Obama soon to be sworn in as the nation’s leader, a new presidential limousine was in call for and once again General Motors was assigned the task of building it. Nicknamed ‘The Beast’, the limo is based on a number of GM platforms and shares components with several different vehicles. “Cadillac is honored to again provide a new Presidential Limousine,” said Mark McNabb, North America vice president, Cadillac/Premium Channel. “This is a great American tradition that we’re delighted to renew with an all-new car featuring the...

  • Thieves steal secrets on German Chancellor’s armored limo
    Thieves steal secrets on German Chancellor’s armored limo

    Security companies that modify vehicles into armored bulletproof bombshelters on wheels are always very tight-lipped surrounding even the most minor details of their cars. It must be very disappointing as well as frightening to the companies involved and the German people to hear that thieves have...

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