Whether you are a college student or a country’s president, you need a vehicle to take you around. As you might have guessed, presidents need cars safer than yours or mine for their travels. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the differences between presidential vehicles when compared to regular ones to see what makes them so special.

Presenditial Car vs Your Car
Presenditial Car vs Your Car

What Do Presidents Drive?

We will start by taking a look at some of the presidential cars used around the world. The president of China – the country with the largest population in the world – uses a Hongqi L5 as his vehicle. This car is unique for a few things, including its retro design and the fact that it is unarmoured.

The president of Russia uses an Aurus Senat Limousine for his travels, while the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom uses the one-off Bentley State Limousine. The Mercedes-Benz S Class is another popular state vehicle used by presidents of several countries like Turkey.

Undoubtedly, the most famous presidential car in the world is the one used by the president of the United States. It is made by Caddilac and nicknamed “The Beast”. Let’s look at what sets this car apart from the rest, shall we?

Presindential Car vs Your Car
Presindential Car vs Your Car

The Most Unique Presidential Car Ever

The United States presidential car comes with defense and safety systems making it the ideal vehicle to carry one of the most powerful people in the world. At 18 feet long, it is one of the most intimidating vehicles that you’ll ever come across.

First and foremost, you should know that there are several of these vehicles in existence. This is for safety reasons, and having two identical cars in the same motorcade is meant to confuse potential attackers. The vehicles are updated every few years, and each car is estimated to cost around $1.5 million.

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The Most Unique Presidential Car Ever

Being the presidential limousine, the Beast (Officially the Cadillac One) comes filled to the brim with unique tech that makes it closer to a real-life Bond car. Smoke screens, an oil-slick system, and doors that will shock attackers are just a few of the sci-fi gadgets that the limousine is outfitted with.

Inside, the car houses all sorts of weapons. RPGs, pump-action shotguns, and tear gas grenades are some of them. The vehicle can endure even the deadliest attacks as the body panels are made from eight-inch armor plating and an armored floor. The windows are also bulletproof and can stop a .44 Magnum bullet in its tracks.

The Most Unique Presidential Car Ever
The Most Unique Presidential Car Ever

The U.S. presidential limousine has a top-of-the-line communication system, giving the president the capability to order nuclear weapon launches from inside. Additionally, you might be shocked to hear that the vehicle always travels with a supply of blood matching the president’s blood type to be used in case of an emergency.

So, there you have it! A look at what makes presidential cars so special. What car does your country’s president travel in? Let us know in the comments. For more interesting car facts, check out our website and social media.


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