A brand new incarnation of the official limo dubbed ‘the Beast’, built especially for President Trump, is set to be unveiled in a matter of months, Dailymail has reported.
According to the report, the armored $1.5 million Cadillac comes complete with eight-inch thick doors, a bomb-proof exterior, and an oxygen supply in case of a chemical attack. It has been handed over to the Secret Service for final tests.
It was meant to be ready for Trump’s inauguration last year, but the completion date was repeatedly pushed back until officials announced on Thursday it would be unveiled in ‘late summer’.
‘We’ve completed our task and we’ve handed over the vehicle to the customer,’ Cadillac President Johann de Nysschen told Fox News.
A spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service confirmed the news, and added: ‘The program to build and deploy the next generation of Presidential limousines is on track and on schedule — both in terms of vendor production and internal Secret Service post production requirements.
The sedan is longer than two large SUVs and, for the moment, remains in white and black camouflage designed to make it more difficult to identify new features aboard the vehicle. It is pictured here, middle, in March
‘The public can expect to see the new vehicles put into operational use late summer of this year.’
The sedan is longer than two large SUVs and, for the moment, remains in white and black camouflage designed to make it more difficult to identify new features aboard the vehicle.
The final version will be painted black and silver just like the current version, once it is given the final approval.
It will be part of a fleet of 12 which cost around $15.8 million and is arguably the safest vehicle in the world, as befits the President of the United States.
Leaked photos from November 2016 showed a prototype of the vehicle being driven on public road, complete with its camouflage