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    An American Tradition Continues: New Presidential Era Begins With a New Cadillac Presidential Limousine

    WASHINGTON – As Americans celebrate the inauguration of a new president of the United States next week, another new Cadillac will grace Pennsylvania Avenue to lead the proceedings. President Barack Obama will ride in an all-new Cadillac Presidential Limousine, continuing a long tradition of Cadillac limousines that have served many U.S. presidents.

    “Cadillac is honored to again provide a new Presidential Limousine,” said Mark McNabb, North America vice president, Cadillac/Premium Channel. “This is a great American tradition that we’re delighted to renew with an all-new car featuring the best of Cadillac’s dramatic design and technology.”

    The image of an American president greeting crowds from a Cadillac limousine dates to President Woodrow Wilson and the early days of the automobile, and continues into a historic new era. The latest Cadillac Presidential Limousine is a completely new design, succeeding the DTS Presidential Limousine that debuted in 2004. The new car incorporates many of the dramatic design and technology features of new and highly acclaimed Cadillac vehicles in a purpose-built format tailored to specific and exacting specifications befitting presidential transport.

    Inside and out, the Cadillac Presidential Limousine includes many of the brand’s signature design elements. Assertive, modern and elegant, the front of the car includes the intricate, dual-textured grille made famous by Cadillac’s most popular current models, the CTS sport sedan and Escalade. Vertical design elements, such as the car’s front and rear lighting, mirror those used on production models.

    For largely functional reasons, such as optimal outward visibility, the car is slightly more upright than its predecessor. However, this new Cadillac Presidential Limousine occupies roughly the same overall footprint on the road as the previous model, with a similar size and proportion.

    The side and rear profiles of the new Presidential Limousine are classic, elegant forms, evocative of Cadillac’s STS and DTS luxury sedans. Inside the cabin, the car includes the finest examples of Cadillac’s recent renaissance in design, technology and craftsmanship. The cabin blends modern design and technology with old-world craftsmanship. Major aspects of the cabin are cut and sewn by hand, the same process used in popular Cadillac models such as the CTS sport sedan.

    Naturally, many purpose-built aspects of the car are specially designed and prepared for presidential use. The rear passenger area includes an extensive executive compartment with ample seating space, outward visibility and useful mobile office features.

    The car was designed, developed and tested by specialists who adhered to an extensive set of specifications. It was subjected to an extreme testing regimen to ensure performance that achieves precise functional requirements. In doing so, security provisions were undertaken at all times during development to ensure the car’s functional capabilities are preserved and confidential.

    An embroidered presidential seal is positioned in the center of the rear seat back panel, as well as on each rear door trim panel. Presidential seals are also affixed to the exterior rear doors. The U.S. flag is placed on the right front fender, and the presidential standard is located on the left front fender when the president travels in the vehicle. High-tech LED spotlights illuminate the flags at night.


    I also read that the frame platform is that of the GMC Topkick truck. It's needed to be able to support the weight of the thing. I read that it's a "marine" diesel engine. Meaning it has water surrounding the enigine block to keep it cooler than a regular engine. Due to the enormous weight and maneuvering it needs to do, it has to stay cooler than a normal engine.

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    EDITED TO ADD: Is it me?? Or do the rims look like spinners?? LOL
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    Do they put the old ones on display anywhere?

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    I want to say that Reagan's is at his Presidential library in Simi Valley, Ca.
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    So in addition to having Reagan's limo, they also house the old airplane that was Air Force One and an old helicopter that was Marine One.
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    thanks. that'd be cool to see someday.

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    I heard that the limo is not a diesel.
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    I know the Ford Museum in Detroit has the X-100. The limo that Kennedy was in when he was asassinated. The Nixon Library has his, The Clinton Library has his '93 Cadillac.

    But, I think, Clinton's was the last one to be donated to a presidential library. The USSS takes the old ones and uses them to as test vehicles to train new agents. The other set, since there are two identical limo's and two decoys, are used for "blast tests" to study ways to make the limo's safer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrockinmonkeyboy View Post
    I read that it's a "marine" diesel engine. Meaning it has water surrounding the engine block to keep it cooler than a regular engine.
    that doesn't sound right. look under the hood of your car and you'll see how impractical and nearly impossible that would be. boat motors aren't even underwater fer chrissakes.

    marine engines typically don't use radiators since cool water can be drawn from the body of water the boat is sitting in, and they use more spark-resistant components since the motors are typically more closed-in than a car engine is. beyond that they are pretty close to the same as what's in your car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twonabomber View Post
    that doesn't sound right. look under the hood of your car and you'll see how impractical and nearly impossible that would be. boat motors aren't even underwater fer chrissakes.

    marine engines typically don't use radiators since cool water can be drawn from the body of water the boat is sitting in, and they use more spark-resistant components since the motors are typically more closed-in than a car engine is. beyond that they are pretty close to the same as what's in your car.
    From what I read, the engine is surrounded by a water cooling system. For all intents and purposes, an engine, encased in a shell that has water circulating around it. It's some new specialty deal for diesel engines that GM has. You have to remember, this isn't an actual Caddy that has been "tricked." This is a combination GMC Topkick, Escalade, DTS.

    It's running a medium duty diesel engine. With the new EPA requirements needed on diesel engines, the exhaust needs to be cooled before it's discharged through the exhaust system/ That's where the "marine"/water cooled engine comes in to play. It's to keep the engine and exhaust temps down for higher performance and lower emissions
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoBandit View Post
    I heard that the limo is not a diesel.
    It runs on hope and optimism.

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    A Cadillac?

    Jeez, I hope they keep a bike in the trunk, those things spend half of their life in the shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onefootoutthedoor View Post
    I want to say that Reagan's is at his Presidential library in Simi Valley, Ca.
    Then say so.

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    now that's just damn funny right there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
    A Cadillac?

    Jeez, I hope they keep a bike in the trunk, those things spend half of their life in the shop.
    Oh give me a break.
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