CADDY ONE [via Tom Cacciatore]

20 things you (probably) didn't know about "Caddy One"


1 - Power comes from a 6.5-litre diesel enginethat's fitted with a supercharger to help haul this beast around. Yet despite this mammoth power plant, the top speed is only 60 mph and it takes around 15 seconds to reach this.

2 - It is based on a GM truck chassis and weighs a staggering 6,350 kg. To put that in context, the Rolls-Royce Phantom, one of the biggest cars on the road, weighs a paltry 2,550 kg in comparison. This is why it only averages 8 mpg.

3 - A lot of the weight comes from the armour protection.
The body is made up of steel, aluminium, titanium and ceramic.

4 - The glass is five-inches thick and only the windscreen opens, to allow the driver to talk to secret service running alongside or to pay a toll. It is also hermetically sealed to secure it from chemical attack.

5 - Should the worst happen, the Beast has its own oxygen supply

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