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More Details About Presidential Limo Revealed

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on December 14, 2011

We have written about President Obama’s new limousine in previous posts, but some new information about this very customized limo has come to light recently, and we thought our readers might appreciate a bit more information about what is affectionately known as “The Beast.” Unlike our San Francisco limos, the presidential limo is built to withstand a bomb blast and chemical attack, is bullet-proof (naturally), features a mobile office in the rear and is powered by a very thirsty 6.6-liter engine. How thirsty is The Beast? Gas mileage is estimated at slightly under eight miles to the gallon, or around seven times thirstier than a Toyota Prius.

During the planning phase of the new presidential limo, Mr. Obama had requested that the limo be a hybrid. However, the logistics of creating a hybrid limo complete with armored plate panels up to eight inches thick on the doors proved too problematic, and the President had to make a concession. During an early meeting about the limo, President Obama said, “I asked can we make these cars hybrids. Secret Service said no. Now the reason is not because Secret Service are bad guys. It’s because these cars that I’m in are like tanks.”

In addition to the armored plate, the limo also features a mixture of protective materials including high-strength steel, aluminum, ceramics, titanium and other materials that remain classified. There is an oxygen system, fire-fighting equipment, bulletproof tires, night vision cameras and other security equipment the Secret Service is loath to disclose. For weaponry, details are still sketchy, but we did learn that the limo features at least one tear gas cannon and shotguns strategically stashed in the door panels. The limo also contains an indeterminate amount of the President’s own blood in case a transfusion becomes necessary.

The Beast is a truly remarkable limousine, and we are ever on the lookout for more information about the President’s ride. If you’re looking for a fun and affordable San Francisco limo experience, we have good news for you! You don’t have to be the President to enjoy first-class service and accommodations. Simply call us at NLS Limo today at 1-800-339-8936 to make a reservation! Our Bay Area limousine may not feature any armaments, but they do feature wet bars and many other luxury amenities. Call us today to learn more about our affordable rates and your rental options.

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