Perhaps the most alluring feature of the presidential limousine is that the program is classified. Even though the current presidential limo, Cadillac “The Beast” One, has been in service since 2008, most of the vehicle’s specifications remain a mystery. But it seems that those specifications could be in need of a replacement, as The Department of Homeland Security plans on awarding a new presidential limo contract by September 29, 2013.
Is the sun setting on The Beast? According to Motor Trend, nobody is speaking of what to expect. Will General Motors and Cadillac be awarded the contract to build a new model? Again, nobody is talking. Is Lincoln in the running? Chrysler? Surprise, surprise, nobody is talking.
Cadillac has been the brand consecutively representing presidential limousines since the Clinton Administration in 1993, so it could be time for a change. On the flip side, the brand also stands as America’s most luxurious brand today without question, and a vehicle resembling a Cadillac XTS would sure look mighty fine parked in front of the White House.