According to reports, "a very large diesel is under the hood" as the exhaust note coming from the back of the limo was akin to "the medium-duty Topkick" diesel truck.
The styling of the new Presidential limo pulls elements of different Cadillac models. The grille, front clip, and headlights seem to be from the Escalade; the rear seems to display some STS styling. Reports also state that photographers see "holders on the top of the front fenders where two small American flags would traditionally go."
The armored doors on this limo "are at least 8 inches thick". The thick doors indicate it’s bullet and bomb-proof and/or the passenger cabin is pressurized for protection from biological agents like nerve gas. The vehicle is rumored to weight about 25,000 lbs....
This new vehicle is expected to be delivered to the U.S. Secret Service by January 20, 2009 - but that's just a wild guess.
|2009 Cadillac "DTS" Presidential Limo|
The full article and more photos of the "limousine" are available at: http://www.leftlanenews.com/cadillac-limo.html
[Edited 2008-07-31 18:11:02]