Mon. Jul 22nd, 2019

Here’s how Trump’s $1.5 million Cadillac limo ‘The Beast’ stacks up against Putin’s newest Russian limo


Here’s how Trump’s $1.5 million Cadillac limo ‘The Beast’ stacks up against Putin’s newest Russian limo

For world leaders, the limousine is an important element in making a grand entrance. Queen Elizabeth II travels in her Bentleys while the Emperor of Japan prefers a Toyota Century. Chinese President Xi Jinping usually hits the parade route in a Hongqi L5. German Chancellor Angela Merkel can often be seen climbing into a selection of armored Audi and Mercedes-Benz limos. 

However, there are few limousines more recognizable than that of the US President, known simply as “The Beast.” For much of the 20th century, various Lincoln limos have been the vehicle of choice for the US President. However, that changed in the early 1980s when the Reagan Administration went with Cadillac. And it’s been all Caddy’s since then. 

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The latest version of The Beast debuted in the fall of 2018. Once again, it’s a Cadillac. The limo was originally commissioned in 2014 by the Obama Administration but didn’t go into service until two years into Trump’s presidency.

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently debuted a new presidential limo of his own called the Aurus Senat. Aurus is a new Russian luxury auto brand that debuted the Senat Limo at the 2018 Moscow International Auto Show. 

Here’s a closer look at Trump’s new Beast limo and Putin’s Aurus Senat: 

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Here it is! Trump’s new $1.5 million limo. It’s the latest version of The Beast.

Source: NBC News

It joins the 2009 Cadillac DTS bodied limo used during the Obama years.

The Secret Service uses both the 2009 and the 2018 limo.

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