Car manufacturers now accept a adventitious to argue the American Secret Account why they should aftermath the abutting affluence presidential limousine. The called limo will be heavilt armoured and adapted with advanced aegis and communications equipment.
Bidding is now accessible and the acknowledged architect will be awarded the arrangement on August 29, aloof in time to aftermath the limo and carriage Barack Obama’s successor.
Not all manufacturers can abide proposals, however. The arrangement is accessible to American carmakers only, which is unsurprising as all antecedent limos accept been American fabricated cars.
One accepted architect alive on a angle is Chrysler, while General Motors – who has congenital the presidential Cadillac limos for the aftermost three decades – is accepted to accompany the race. A Lincoln-badged angle could be produced by Ford and abate brands like AM General or Tesla could additionally compete.
The new limo will alter the accepted seven-seat archetypal – nicknamed ‘The Beast’ – that entered account in 2008. There’s no able name for it, but it’s based on the antecedent Cadillac DTS limo and uses genitalia from assorted cartage like the Chevrolet Kodiak’s chassis, a Cadillac STS sedan’s taillights and a Cadillac Escalade’s headlights.
Previous presidential limousines in adjustment of account accommodate the Lincoln Continental, Cadillac Fleetwood, Lincoln Town Car and Cadillac Brougham.
Current admiral Barack Obama ahead capital a limo with a amalgam drive train. The Secret Account denied this because they anticipation it couldn’t aftermath abundant ability to move bound in emergencies. However, the accepted Cadillac Escalade Amalgam is adapted with a V8 agent and a 7,700-pound towing accommodation so a Amalgam archetypal could be on the cards.