The Beast: President Barack Obama’s High-Tech Super-Limo

Last year the world snickered at the sight of the Presidential limousine high-centered on a Dublin driveway. But it pays to remember that we were laughing at the foreign stand-in to what may be the world’s most high-tech mobile fortress.

The exact specifications of President Obama’s limousine, also known as “The Beast,” are a matter of national security, and therefore kept secret, but some of the car’s key specs have been made public, and there are even more guessed at or postulated. Built by GM and nominally a Cadillac, the vehicle is actually based on the industrial-duty GMC TopKick truck platform. Thanks to its massive size and heft, The Beast drinks fuel at a rapid rate, scoring just 8 mpg.

Bullet-proof is just the beginning
It’s known that the limo is heavily armored, with 8-inch thick doors, for example. The superstructure is made of titanium, ceramic, steel, and aluminum. It has its

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Green Economy

Published on April 7th, 2019
by World Resources Institute

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Warwick Junction’s maze of stalls, arches, and bridges can elicit wonder in any first-time visitor to South Africa’s largest marketplace. The area’s nine distinct markets are wedged between

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