Next Cadillac Presidential Limo Spied Looking Yuge4
One thing was missing from Inauguration Day this past January: a new presidential limousine. Rumored to be revealed during President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the all-new Cadillac limousine failed to show face. However, it’s coming.
And new spy shots show it’s nearing completion, judging by the thin camouflage plastered over the limo. The new limousine, or The Beast 2.0., has been developed in secret due to its cutting edge technology, defense and safety features packed in to protect the president. Systems to clean the air, anti-EMP capability and five-inch thick, bullet-proof glass are among the many features said to be present.
As for design, the latest limo certainly looks miles better than the current presidential limo, which takes plenty of outdated styling cues from a Cadillac DTS. This time, it’s a good mix of Cadillac CT6 and Cadillac Escalade.
It’s also no smaller, as it sits parked next to two Chevrolet Suburbans. In fact, it’s longer and possibly even larger than the Suburbans. If you weren’t aware, the presidential limousine is based upon a General Motors medium-duty truck platform. So, yes, it’s a fine balance of elegance and ruggedness.
It’s not known when exactly the latest Cadillac One will be ready for duty, but previous reports did confirm it will show up later this year.
Spy shots: Autoblog
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Now that’s a Cadillac!
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As long as GM keeps winning the bid to build The Beast and keep it as a Cadillac this will make me very happy!
This looks to be a dramatic improvement from the current car. While clearly it breaks no new ground stylistically, limousines never have and Presidential limousines by nature should be somewhat conservative. Given those parameters, this car sports a remarkably more elegant and sleek profile than the outgoing car that served the 44th President. Gone is the more formal backlight with the deeply inset and highly armoured looking glass and gone is the similar looking windshield. Those changes yield a more rakish profile. While I am sure protection levels are the same or higher, this design manages to hide it’s bulk and fortification much better; no doubt due to advanced high-strength materials.
This car’s importance to America, to GM, and to Cadillac cannot be understated. It’s a high profile automobile that, like Air Force One, symbolizes America where ever it goes and it will most assuredly travel the world during its years of service. Given it’s mission, it is most important that it not only transport and protect the president but look good doing so. It must project an image and quite frankly, I am surprised at how much better this car looks. Let’s hope it gets painted an optimistic Kennedy-esque shade of blue (rather than black) and that it looks as good in final form as these images suggest.