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

The military-grade armor means the doors are eight-inches thick and weigh as much as a Boeing 747's.
 The doors are so thick that the president can't hear any outside noise, so speakers are built in to play the ambient sound of the crowd.

The underside is reinforced with a Kevlar mat to protect Caddy One from bomb attacks.

The fuel tank is leak proof and filled with special foam that prevents it from exploding, even in a direct hit.
There are two holes in the front bumper that can emit tear gas and fire smoke grenades.

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