It’s not every day the President of the United States shows off his presidential ride, but President Trump took a moment to bond with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un over Cadillac One.
Cadillac One, or “the beast,” is off limits to many folks, but President Trump allowed Kim to take a peek inside the vehicle, per a Twitter video from NBC. The media wasn’t given the same treatment as secret service pushes photographers away from the vehicle to keep them from exposing the beast’s secrets.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 12, 2018
Both leaders took a look at the beast during the recent Singapore summit, where a U.S. president met with a North Korean leader for the first time ever.
For obvious matters of national security, not much is actually known about the presidential limo. Despite wearing Cadillac design, the limo is based on a General Motors medium-duty truck platform and likely weighs close to 20,000 pounds. Onboard, the Beast is thought to carry a fire-suppression system, oxygen supply, technology to protect the limo from an EMP attack, a tear gas launcher and much more. Cadillac One is prepared for all circumstances.
President Trump is in for a new ride very soon, however. The current limo is still from the Obama administration and looks very much like a jacked up DTS sedan. The new limo should wear Escalade and CT6 design cues and display a much more modern look. The beast 2.0 should go into service in late summer this year after numerous delays.