This is a good read for those interested. while it looks like a caddy even the body panels are completely customs and don't necessarily go with each other.
Basically a tank with a cadillac outward appearance
A side view of the 2009 limousine.
Presidential State Car from the front
The 2009 limousine makes its debut in the 2009 inaugural
parade, guarded by Secret Service agents. Behind it are the two backup 2005 limousines previously used by President George W. Bush.
On both domestic and foreign trips, the limousine is transported in a C-17 Globemaster III
The current presidential limousine entered service on January 20, 2009. According to the manufacturer, General Motors
, the 2009 presidential limousine, based on the Cadillac DTS
, is the first not to carry a specific model name.
The vehicle's outward appearance carries many current Cadillac styling themes, but does not resemble any particular production vehicle. The body itself seems to be a modification of the immediately previous DTS-badged Presidential limousines, but the vehicle's chassis and driveline are sourced from the Chevrolet Kodiak
Many body components are sourced from a variety of Cadillac vehicles; for example, the car uses Cadillac Escalade
headlights, side mirrors and door handles. The tail of the car seems to use the taillights and back up lights from the Cadillac STS
Although a price tag has not been announced, each limousine is assumed to cost US$300,000.
[dubious – discuss
 General specifications
The Secret Service refers to the heavily armored vehicle as The Beast
Most details of the car are classified for security reasons. A special night vision
system is in a secret location. Special loops replace the stock door handles; agents hold on to them when running alongside the car. Goodyear run-flat tires
fit into extra-large wheel wells. The car is sealed against biochemical attacks.
Kept in the trunk is a blood bank
of the President's blood type
The car can seat seven people, including the president. The front seats two, and includes a console-mounted communications center. A glass partition divides the front from back. Three rear-facing seats are in the back, with cushions that are able to fold over the partition. The two rear seats are reserved for the president and another passenger; these seats have the ability to recline individually. A folding desk is between the two rear seats. Storage compartments in the interior panels of the car contain communications equipment which is called the Limousine Control Package and is operated by the White House Communication Agency. This is the voice and data device that links the vehicle to the WHCA Roadrunner
at the rear of the motorcade allowing command and control
(or "C2") functions to be performed from the limo. The trunk lid has five antennas.
The car is driven by a highly trained Secret Service agent who is capable of performing a J-turn
. This maneuver, taught at the Secret Service training facility outside Washington D.C., can turn the limo 180 degrees in matter of seconds to escape any trouble. The President's lead protective agent usually sits in the front passenger seat.
On domestic trips, vehicles carrying the president display the American
and Presidential Standard
flags, which are illuminated by directional flood lights
mounted on the hood. When the President performs a state visit
to a foreign country, the Presidential Standard is replaced by the foreign country's flag.
The limousine is airlifted for domestic and international use primarily by a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III
The vehicle fuel efficiency
is about 8 miles per US gallon (29 L/100 km; 9.6 mpg-imp
The United States government also operates similarly designed limousines for VIP guests, visiting heads of government, and heads of state.