After ten years in service, Cadillac’s old Presidential Limo, affectionately known as The Beast, is officially retiring. Just in time for President Donald Trump’s visit to the UN General Assembly, a new Cadillac limo has been put into service.
The design appears to be a simple evolution of the old model with more current Cadillac design cues, like an Escalade sedan. What we can tell is that it is massive and tall. A sort of SUV sedan unlike anything you can buy at a Cadillac dealer. Like the outgoing Beast, it’s based on a GM truck platform and heavily armored, weighing between 15,000 and 20,000 pounds. There’s not too much we can tell regarding what security features it has, but we’re sure it’s bang up to date.
Work on the new Presidential Limo began in 2013, but much of the details of the car are, understandibly, kept secret. Test mules for this Presidential Limo were first spotted in January 2016.
As Autoweek reports, this new Presidential Limo features the same 2+3+2 seating layout as the previous models. Primarily, the Presidential Limo will be used to transport President Trump between Air Force One and his final destination when he’s traveling on official duty.
These brief clips, that we spotted over at The Drive, give a quick look at the new limo.