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Forget The Popemobile, Trump’s Got The Beast

Ben Migono / January 18, 2017

It’s a pretty safe assertion that the President-elect and soon to be commander in chief Mr. Donald J. Trump is without a doubt the most contested and controversial president in US (if not world) history. Were not going to be talking about the “hacking of the election by Russia”. We’re not talking about where he likes to grab ladies, we’re not speaking on his lack of understanding regarding the intricacies of the Internet, nor his proposed walling off of Mexico.


What we’re here to talk about is the sweet new ride the soon to be president will be rolling around in. The car and its features aren’t ground breaking, especially considering Obama was protected by virtually the exact same vehicle. It’s known as “Cadillac One” or (The) ”Beast”. Made up of steel, aluminum, titanium, and ceramic, it gets roughly 3.7 miles per gallon. It can also reach top speeds of roughly 62 mph or 100 km/h. The president’s Cadillac One will cost taxpayers about $1,500,000 (which is not including the roughly $15, 000,000 paid to GM for development)  and it is freakin’ stacked!


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We’re talking pump action shotguns, RPG’s, tear gas cannons, oxygen tanks, and doors with 5-inch thick windows that can withstand armor piercing bullets. There’s also run flat tires, night vision, phones, satellite communications, and secure access to the Internet. It can self seal to withstand chemical or biological threats. The underbelly of The Beast can withstand explosions from things like grenades or roadside bombs. The only window that can be opened on the whole vehicle is on the driver side, so that they have the ability to pay tolls. Yes, even the president has to pay them just like everybody else.


And finally, there is an emergency supply of the president’s blood type in case of life threatening emergencies. And this is all that’s been made public – you can be sure that The Beast has even more tricks up its sleeve.   


Featured image via: Caradvice