22,000 pounds of weight…own emergency medical suite..can fire tear gas and leave an oil slick to hit back the car chase. There would be no better introduction for the U.S President Trump’s official limousine ‘Beast’.
Right from its first public appearance at Daytona racetrack, the $1.5 million, the seven-seat limo has been the attraction during his visits ever since its debut in 2018. The White House named it ‘Beast’ for no simple reasons. Estimated to be eight inches thick with five-inch blast-proof windows, the body of the modified limo is reportedly made out of a mix of steel, aluminium and ceramic armours.
The limo has its own emergency medical suite loaded with bags of the President’s blood type to immediately treat him after any kind of terror attack or assassination attempt. The limo is also equipped with grenade launchers, night vision cameras and a built-in satellite phone.
Now just imagine this ‘Beast’ which almost weighs a Boeing 757 jet making rounds on Indian roads. Yes, the upcoming Trump’s visit to India will be making this possible. As a part of Donald Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump’s visit to India on 24-25 February, Air Force One, special limousine Beast, Marine One helicopter will facilitate President’s commute to and within India, said reports.
As announced, the President and Narendra Modi would take a 10km roadshow from Ahmedabad Airport to Sabarmati Ashram after which the leader would inaugurate the newly built Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium in Modera. In which, ‘Beast’ will stand as the main attraction. Beast will be accompanied by backup vehicles, intelligence teams, counter-attack teams, special communications SUV, medical and press vehicles, secret service agents and an ambulance, usually accompanied by two or three Osprey MV-22 escort aircraft.