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In PHOTOS: Obama's $ 300,000 'Beast'!

Last updated on: May 24, 2011 11:31 IST

Obama's limo, most advanced bulletproof vehicle ever!

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United States President Barack Obama's limousine is the most technologically advanced bulletproof vehicle in the world.

Nicknamed 'The Beast' by Secret Service staff, the cost of the black Cadillac is $ 300,000 that can withstand attack from rocket-propelled grenades.

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Image: US President Barack Obama steps out of his limousine to get about Air Force One at Andrew Air Force Base near Washington
Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters
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The limo can withstand rocket-propelled grenades

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This special car which is fitted with every conceivable defence mechanism, from super-thick bulletproof glass to tear gas canisters and pump-action shot guns, will carry Obama during his visit to the United Kingdom and Ireland this week, Daily Express reported.

Image: Members of Obama's Secret Service guard his limousine
Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters
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The 'Beast' has top speed of just 96 kmph!

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According to the paper, the vehicle weighs three tones and has a top speed of just 96 kilometers per hour. Driven by an expert Central Investigation Agency agent, it has wheels that carry on even if the tyres are blown off.

Photographs: Pete Souza/White House photo
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Vehicle has provision for Obama's blood transfusion

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There are supplies of Obama's blood on board in case he is shot and needs an emergency transfusion. The car is also equipped with state-of-the-art communication technology so that the president can effectively run the US from the rear seat.

Photographs: Jim Young/Reuters
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Obama shielded behind 10-inch thick bulletproof doors

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At the touch of a button Obama, shielded behind 10-inch thick bulletproof doors, has access to a laptop with wireless internet, a satellite phone and a direct line to US Vice President Joe Biden and chiefs of staff in the Pentagon.

Photographs: Pete Souza/White House photo
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Obama's stress buster while travelling

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And if the President wants to relax he can pick from an array of CDs on the entertainment system, which includes an iPod dock.

Photographs: Pete Souza/White House photo
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