The Beast – The Presidential State Car
We’ve seen it in pictures and news clips, but what do we really know about The Beast? For those who aren’t aware, The Beast is the nickname for the Cadillac that drives around the President of the United States, and it is the ultimate in protection. Although certain aspects of The Beast are classified, there are several known features which would make even one of James Bond’s cars seem like a relic.
The windows are made of 5” thick bulletproof glass and 8” thick doors that weigh the same as a cabin door on a Boeing 757.
Run flat tires reinforced with Kevlar with steel rims.
100% sealed interior to protect passengers during a chemical attack.
Rocket-propelled grenades, night vision optics, a tear gas cannon, on-board oxygen tanks, an armored fuel tank filled with foam to prevent explosion, pump-action shotguns, and bottles of the president’s blood type.
State of the art communications center with satellite phone and GPS tracking technology.
Chassis reinforced with a steel plate to protect against bombs or grenade explosions from underneath the car.
Despite all of its technological advancements, the car still needs to be outfitted and serviced by mechanics. Whether its WELDING EQUIPMENT for the body and chassis, SPECIALTY TOOLS to work on the engine that gets a whopping estimated 8 mpg, or even some H.D. LIFTING EQUIPMENT to get this 8 ton beast off the ground, professional tools and equipment will be needed. So to service anything from a restoration project in the backyard to the personal vehicle of the President Of The United States, make sure you use quality automotive tools and equipment.