The New Beast: Is This Donald Trump's Future Presidential Limo?

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

If things go completely sour and Donald Trump wins the presidential election, this could be his next ride.

The next-generation Presidential Limo, also known as The Beast, is testing in prototype form starting with what appears to be a Cadillac Escalade. Sporting a noticeably raised ride height and longer proportions, the prototype/mule doesn’t exactly fit into anything in Cadillac’s product pipeline. What is coming soon, however, is a new President of the United States, and the Department of Homeland Security started its search to find a new Presidential Limo in 2014.

President Barack Obama currently rides in a Cadillac limousine that is basically a Chevrolet Kodiak that has been altered to look more like a Cadillac DTS. Fitted with armor protection, the next-generation Presidential Limo will likely ride on a platform found in GM’s trucks, but with Cadillac styling, similar to what’s found on the American automaker’s newest products like the CT6 and XT5.

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President Obama and his administration has favored something more fuel efficient, but the Department of Homeland Security’s officials will likely get their way with something larger and more powerful for the 45th President.

Expect an official announcement on The Beast to come after the November election.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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