January 16, 2009 1:45 AM Subscribe
Apparently, the president-elect is getting a new limousine. Details are sparse, but one thing is certain: it's damned ugly.
“Although many of the vehicle’s security enhancements cannot be discussed, it is safe to say that this car’s security and coded communications systems make it the most technologically advanced protection vehicle in the world,” Nicholas Trotta, assistant director for the Office of Protective Operations, said in a statement.No word on an iPod dock.
Not surprisingly, a Secret Service spokeswoman would not be drawn on whether the vehicle was resistant to bomb or chemical attacks. But it would be a safe guess to say it is.
Cadillac, a division of General Motors Corp., issued its own statement on the new vehicle, saying it had taken steps to ensure no details of its design leaked out during its manufacture.
It said the vehicle, which is completely different to the one now being used by President George W. Bush, had been subjected to “an extreme testing regimen,” for which read: a lot of prototypes were blown up.
“The rear passenger area includes an extensive executive compartment with ample seating space, outward visibility and useful mobile office features,” it added.
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