Trump's Presidential Limo Hits the Streets in New York City

Sebastien Bell
by Sebastien Bell

The president landed in New York this week to meet with world leaders for the UN General Assembly. While there, he got one of his first rides in the new presidential limo.

Designed by GM and sporting a Cadillac badge, the limo, isn’t quite a stretch CT6. Although details about “The Beast” are a closely guarded secret, reports suggest that it could weigh up to 20,000 lbs, is based on a GM heavy-duty truck, has blood onboard for totally non-vampiric reasons, and an oxygen supply, among other details.

This is an update of the now familiar presidential limo that Trump had been using until now. That limo, also nominally a Cadillac, first went into duty in 2009.

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Although this new limo was intended to be ready for Trump’s inauguration, it only debuted last week and these are some of the first videos we’ve seen of it in service.

The president will presumably ride in The Beast again when he returns to Washington later this week where he will meet with the deputy attorney general to discuss what to do in the wake of reports of the latter’s alleged attempts to impeach him.

A version of this story originally appeared on GM Inside News.

Sebastien Bell
Sebastien Bell

Sebastien is a roving reporter who covers Euros, domestics, and all things enthusiast. He has been writing about the automotive industry for four years and obsessed with it his whole life. He studied English at the Wilfrid Laurier University. Sebastien also edits for AutoGuide's sister sites VW Vortex, Fourtitude, Swedespeed, GM Inside News, All Ford Mustangs, and more.

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  • FordLTDBrougham FordLTDBrougham on Sep 25, 2018

    Very cool vehicle! What is it based off of though? An Escalade? The article was pretty good until the "for totally non-vampiric reasons" comment. That's just dumb. An 8 year old could write more professionally than that!

    • Darthineus Darthineus on Sep 25, 2018

      Assumption is like a 5500 series truck chassis. Its way longer wider and heavier than any production pick up truck or SUV.

  • Darthineus Darthineus on Sep 25, 2018

    A great beast for a great beast of a President. If you can dig past the surface mud slinging and insults, baseless and anonymous allegations between media, shallow protestors and the white house, we're really hummin' and buzzin' in a great way. I'm digging my new job security and pocket spending money--just bought an outgoing Silverado, before the good looking ones were gone!