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| | American President's Next Gen Cadillac Limousine Spied
Though it looks like a Cadillac sedan, the presidential limo – known informally as “The Beast” – is really a hardened, toughened heavy-duty truck platform. The new model spotted testing here is, as with today’s limo, a huge sedan, with extremely high ground clearance and an enormous body. That size is necessary, in part, to accommodate significant levels of armoring and bomb-proof bodywork; the giant truck-like wheels and tires are likely required to support the massive machine’s entire weight. |
Compared to the current Beast, this one adopts design cues of newer Cadillac models, with the brand’s vertical running lights and redesigned grille visible.
Given the timing of this development mule’s appearance and the fact that a new president will be inaugurated in January 2017, it’s possible we’ll see a new version of The Beast soon.