POLITICS
02/06/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

GM Debuts Its Presidential Limo for Obama

The Detroit News reports that President-elect Barack Obama's new limousine is an armored Cadillac from GM:

General Motors Corp. recently delivered to the U.S. Secret Service a brand new presidential limousine, replacing the 2006 model Cadillac DTS presidential limousine that President George W. Bush has used.

The new limousine, dubbed the 2009 Cadillac Presidential Limousine, makes its debut on Inauguration Day. It's the first presidential limousine not to carry a specific model name, said GM spokesman David Caldwell.

CNN has video of what it calls "The Beast":

The Associated Press says the Secret Service and GM will reveal more about the custom vehicle's specifications next week.