: The President's Vehicle Parade FWIW Department



CAPT Mike
01-21-13, 01:58 PM
For those who watched this morning and those who did not, what were the limos and the sedans used? Cadillac XTS's. Not Lincoln, not Chrysler, not MB or BMW or Lexus or Toyota.

Lifer
01-21-13, 03:29 PM
Bet they are bullet proof, and in this retread guy, bullsh#t proof too.

C&C
01-21-13, 03:43 PM
I don't know exactly what vehicle they model the body after but that's a Chevy Suburban frame underneath (and highly fortified at that).

blue_skies
01-21-13, 04:06 PM
I don't know exactly what vehicle they model the body after but that's a Chevy Suburban frame underneath (and highly fortified at that).


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_state_car_(United_States)



Based on Chevy Kodiak (truck), and predates the XTS (2009). Resembles a DTS, maybe.

RicktheRealtor
01-21-13, 05:17 PM
Did you see the wheels on that thing? That ain't no car. No wonder they call it "the Beast"

DG2
01-21-13, 05:35 PM
It is great for Cadillac to have built " the beast". While most is top secret I read that the car can withstand a direct missile strike. Pretty cool and politics aside as a Caddy fan I loved the wonderful American images on the airwaves today showing that beautiful muscular Cadillac protecting the Commander in Chef and his family.

Cadjiek
01-21-13, 05:50 PM
The Chef was in the car too? Wonder what he's cookin up? LOL!! By the way, the car has the back end of an STS and the front end of a DTS. The rest doesn't exist on another car. It is the Beast for sure.

RippyPartsDept
01-21-13, 06:00 PM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/community-lounge-introductions-general-discussion/159549-so-how-bout-obamas-cadillac.html

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-news-concepts-future-models-rumors/158437-cadillac-news-cadillac-one-details-president.html

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/community-lounge-introductions-general-discussion/279868-beast.html

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/community-lounge-introductions-general-discussion/247223-cadillac-one.html

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/community-lounge-introductions-general-discussion/154626-obama-chic-potent-new-presidential-limousine.html

well there you have it

i bet there will be a new design for the next president

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it's got escalade headlights

CAPT Mike
01-21-13, 07:26 PM
Politics aside: Cadillac badges and to me it looks like my XTS. Of course my doors are not like the vault doors on the President's. And it is a rolling tank.

RippyPartsDept
01-21-13, 10:12 PM
The grille looks escalade to me as well. Maybe just because its fitting between Esky headlamps.

RippyPartsDept
01-21-13, 10:14 PM
And I'm not so sure that GM actially builds it for the govt.

DG2
01-22-13, 12:01 AM
And I'm not so sure that GM actially builds it for the govt.

Just did some digging on this and very pleased to learn that GM does in fact build The Beast. George Bushs limo was also built by GM. Obama got the brand new limo in 2009 which is the one we saw today

Cool stuff :).

RippyPartsDept
01-22-13, 12:32 AM
Source link please... Thx in advance.

C&C
01-22-13, 05:34 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_state_car_(United_States)



Based on Chevy Kodiak (truck), and predates the XTS (2009). Resembles a DTS, maybe.
I stand corrected, thanks for the link; interesting stuff.

Creative Director
01-22-13, 03:24 PM
10 Things to Know About the President's Limo

http://www.leftlanenews.com/the-beast-10-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-presidents-limo.html

thebigjimsho
01-23-13, 10:30 AM
The Chef was in the car too? Wonder what he's cookin up? LOL!! By the way, the car has the back end of an STS and the front end of a DTS. The rest doesn't exist on another car. It is the Beast for sure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmgice3ieZ4&feature=youtube_gdata_player