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Obama's limo, most advanced bulletproof vehicle ever!

Last updated on: May 24, 2011 11:31 IST
US President Barack Obama steps out of his limousine to get about Air Force One at Andrew Air Force Base near Washington
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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The limo can withstand rocket-propelled grenades

Last updated on: May 24, 2011 11:31 IST
Members of Obama's Secret Service guard his limousine
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.

The 'Beast' has top speed of just 96 kmph!

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

Vehicle has provision for Obama's blood transfusion

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

Obama shielded behind 10-inch thick bulletproof doors

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

Obama's stress buster while travelling

Last updated on: May 24, 2011 11:31 IST
And if the President wants to relax he can pick from an array of CDs on the entertainment system, which includes an iPod dock.
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