Nicknamed “The Beast”, the Cadillac One made its debut on 20 January, as part of the inaugural parade of President-elect Barack Obama. The “super car” is built by General Motors in Detroit and based on a Cadillac chassis.
A graphic design by John Lawson has been circulating around the web depicting features which may or may not be real and cannot be verified.
David Caldwell, a spokesman for General Motors which makes Cadillac, told the BBC in an interview that the car is made to specifications that the company is given by the federal government. “One of the specifications is that we don’t talk about the specifications,” he said.
The limo was made with the design of a contemporary Cadillac in mind that includes a hand-crafted interior and “state of the art electronics”.
The vehicle’s security enhancements are of course topnotch and a top secret! However, it’s said that the “car’s security and coded communications systems make it the most technologically advanced protection vehicle in the world.”
There are jokes that it could even withstand chemical weapons and rocket-propelled grenades. The tires are said to work flat, so the vehicle will keep going even if shot at.