/ News, Other / Bid for new US presidential limo revealed

Bid for new US presidential limo revealed

Linked In Share
Bid for new US presidential limo revealed

You know how powerful a state head is by what he uses for personal transport – and Barrack Obama counts high on the list – with its own Boeing 747, helicopters and Cadillac “Beast” limo.

Well, it turns out the Secret Service is not so secretly seeking a replacement for the latter, with the Department of Homeland Security decided to award no later than August the contract for designing and building the next-generation presidential limousine – due out in 2017 for the next president.

“Phase 1, armor development, is currently underway. Phase 2 work will include integration of the armor design developed during Phase 1 of the program. Phase 2 requirements will include selection and integration of final automotive components, chassis, interior, exterior, and test vehicle fabrication and automotive component testing. Phase 3 will be focused on automotive validation and Phase 4 production of vehicles,” says a proposal posted by the US Secret Service.

First reported by the Time magazine, the bid is “restricted to Major domestic U.S Automobile Manufacturers, who have their primary headquarters located in the United States of America.”

Naturally, we see General Motors as a big contender in the game of showing off the best presidential limousine – as in the last 30 years the car has been based on Cadillacs. The current model, called “The Beast” among friends, was debuted back in 2009 and was built at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant – basing its design on the company’s medium-duty truck platform.

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 - filed under News, Other. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
bid presidential limo us


Discuss: Bid for new US presidential limo revealed

One Response to “Bid for new US presidential limo revealed”

  1. Toronto Limo Airport says:

    Quite helpful information for all the people. Well general motors might get the deal for presidential limousine. Lets see what happens.

Leave a Reply















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

Volkswagen Eos – no successor planned
Volkswagen Eos – no successor plannedThe German based automaker Volkswagen is not planning to introduce a successor of the Eos model, an announcement which has been ...
GM forecasted to remain third in global sales race of 2014
GM forecasted to remain third in global sales race of 2014While Toyota has not yet reported its full year tally for 2014, we already know the end figures for the pursuers – Germany’s ...
Geiger Cars updates the Jeep Wrangler
Geiger Cars updates the Jeep WranglerOne of the most popular vehicles in the segment, the Jeep Wrangler, has been recently upgraded with a new kit by the aftermarket ...
Opel Adam gets updated
Opel Adam gets updatedA series of important updates have been recently announced by Opel for the Adam city cruiser, which should be adopted by the ...
Google says it’s ready to jointly develop autonomous cars with automakers
Google says it’s ready to jointly develop autonomous cars with automakersInternet giant Google Inc. announced that it’s ready for open collaboration and discussions have begun with most of the global ...
Hotter Acura NSX Type R hinted
Hotter Acura NSX Type R hintedA hotter version of the recently unveiled Acura NSX has been hinted recently by a company’s engineer. Despite being officially ...
China: PSA sales jump could signal market turn towards mass-market automakers
China: PSA sales jump could signal market turn towards mass-market automakersPSA Peugeot-Citroen saw its global sales rising around 4% last year to a total of 2.94 million vehicles for the first time in the ...
[VIDEO] Take a closer look at the 2017 Ford GT at NAIAS
[VIDEO] Take a closer look at the 2017 Ford GT at NAIASIn case you were wondering what the brand new Ford GT looks like in a close video, than you have come to the right place, because ...
Teased – McLaren Sports Series monococque
Teased – McLaren Sports Series monococqueThe carbon fiber monococue of the upcoming McLaren Sports Series is the subject of a new teaser which has been recently released ...
Europe: Volkswagen to offer a car “black box”
Europe: Volkswagen to offer a car “black box”Volkswagen AG, the world’s second largest automaker and the biggest in Europe has unveiled plans to commercialize a commercial ...
GM believes in stronger 2015 buoyed by US, China growth
GM believes in stronger 2015 buoyed by US, China growthThe third largest automaker in the world and the biggest at home in the United States, General Motors, forecasts a soaring ...
Europe: compact cars could see drop in sales this year
Europe: compact cars could see drop in sales this yearComing off a very strong 2014 delivery quota, the European top-selling compact segment could fall victim to its own success story ...
US: Google believes autonomous cars could be viable within five years
US: Google believes autonomous cars could be viable within five yearsGoogle Inc, the technology giant that has started to exert itself as a future contender on the upcoming driverless car market ...
GM decides to stop using Ally Financial for lending services
GM decides to stop using Ally Financial for lending servicesAlly Financial Inc has taken a hit these days as the No. 1 US automaker – General Motors – has decided to stop using the ...
“Time” is the ultimate luxury, believes BMW
“Time” is the ultimate luxury, believes BMWThe world’s largest premium automaker, owner of the namesake brand but also the parent company of the ultra-luxurious ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

Geiger Cars updates the Jeep Wrangler 1
2016 opel adam 1
ferrari f355 gts 1
ssangyong tivoli 1
Spy-Shots of Cars
Spy-Photo
Spied BMW X1 003
Lexus GS F 1
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE 1
Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG Coupe 1
Honda FCV Concept 1

More automotive from inautonews
The German based automaker Volkswagen is not planning to introduce a successor of the Eos model, an announcement which has been made by the company’s technical boss. If you were looking towards the Volkswagen Eos and you were hoping for a brand new version of it, which will be riding on the MQB ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
BMW X6 M versus Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe
BMW X6 M versus Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 CoupeHere’s one battle for the ages – the utterly mobster-friendly BMW X6 SAC and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe have their own M and AMG versions. That ...
US and Japanese brands line up for Detroit’s NAIAS
US and Japanese brands line up for Detroit’s NAIASYesterday we discussed a little bit about the novelties that European – and especially German – brands have to offer during the first big auto ...
US: 2015 comes with numerous auto expectations
US: 2015 comes with numerous auto expectationsThe year 2014 has been retired, with numerous good news and maybe even more bad news. So, let’s take a look at what we reckon is in store for the ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety Recall roundup: Subaru vehicles for corroding brake linesSubaru of America has issued a recall for several vehicles because of a problem with the corroding ... New NHTSA boss warns recalls might surpass 2014 recordAccording to Mark Rosekind, the new boss of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, ...
Safety Section