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Old 12th January 2009, 20:27   #16
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I'd be even more interested to find the internal design and curtains of Bill Clinton's car. By the way did he have an ashtray for his cigar?
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the Barack Obama presidential limo was unveiled a few days back. it is a mixture of the Cadillac DTS, STS & the Escalade. its based on a medium-duty truck chassis. its great, enjoy.

The new presidential car!-obama_presidential_limo_0020114950x673.jpg
The new presidential car!-obama_presidential_limo_0040114950x673.jpg

Courtesy-Barack Obama's Cadillac presidential limo revealed - [Barack Obama presidential limo] - MotorAuthority - Car news, reviews, spy shots
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there is already a thread existing
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...te-cars-2.html (Official State Cars)
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its based on a medium-duty truck chassis. its great, enjoy.
Yeah, it is based on the the GMC Topkick chassis.And is also believed to be running a Duramax V8 engine(330hp). Duramax V8 engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Gimme this Truck any day.....

The doors of the limo look thicker than a vault
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Yeah, it is based on the the GMC Topkick chassis.And is also believed to be running a Duramax V8 engine(330hp). Duramax V8 engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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just a thought, so i thought better ask you guys here....

....every new president of usa gets a new beast (caddy)?

cheers:
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just a thought, so i thought better ask you guys here....

....every new president of usa gets a new beast (caddy)?

cheers:
I know that the presidential car gets upgraded from time to time.Its been a while since a new platform was used,and this car is definitely been developed with new requirements in mind.
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He ain't going anywhere fast with that limo that's for sure. Top speed of 60mph and 0-60mph in 15secs.

How's he supposed to escape from the bad guys.
Maybe that's what they want the bad guys to believe .
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what happens of the old prez's car? matter of curiosity.What cars do our PM and Prez move around in?

Quoting from a NY times article a few months ago below

Thus, it is likely that G.M. is building not just one new presidential limousine, but perhaps two or three that can be used as backups or decoys. There will be no way of knowing until the cars are seen together.

Presidential limos would have great appeal to collectors. But the Secret Service has shown no enthusiasm for letting recent White House cars fall into private hands. When the cars are retired, they often disappear, to be destroyed or used in Secret Service training.

The Department of State also uses specialized vehicles, and the agency's disposal methods have been detailed in a document entitled ''Bureau of Diplomatic Security's February 2004 Armored Vehicle Program.'' Methods include burial at sea, explosive demolition, burning, crushing or burial on land controlled by the federal government.

In the same spirit, the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., was not given the keys to the 42nd president's 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood, which is displayed there.

''We can dust the outside of the car, but if we needed to get inside it, we would have to contact the regional Secret Service office,'' Christine Mouw, the library curator, said in an interview. ''We've had requests from people to exhibit it with the doors open, but we're told we can't do it for security reasons, which is logical.''

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Smile US presidential limos

Friends , as Obama's new Limo gets unveiled,
Lets enjoy this look at the chronological list of all great presidential cars
Presidential limos of the past - Boston.com

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Am watching the live Telecast of the Presidential Elect arriving at the White House, and boy do those Cadillacs smoke away!!!!

EDIT: Or is it the weather? Still a lot of vapour, though!

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HEHE!! Osama will probably have his car with some 24 inch Chrome Giovannas and like a million watt audio system in the back!!

And it will most probably be pimped by West Coast Customs!!

edit: SOMETHING LIKE THE ONE BELOW.
Osama or Obama.?? confusing huh!!
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Am watching the live Telecast of the Presidential Elect arriving at the White House, and boy do those Cadillacs smoke away!!!!

EDIT: Or is it the weather? Still a lot of vapour, though!
you are right, they are emitting more smoke than our government buses.
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Am watching the live Telecast of the Presidential Elect arriving at the White House, and boy do those Cadillacs smoke away!!!!

EDIT: Or is it the weather? Still a lot of vapour, though!
Its the weather,Steer. DC had temperatures of 33F,with the wind chill around 18F.
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you are right, they are emitting more smoke than our government buses.
That's not smoke, its just water.
It's because of the cold temperatures. It's 27*F or -3*C.
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