Cadillac Will Unveil President's High-Tech Limo at Inauguration
When then-President Barack Obama pulls up to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Jan. 20, he will do so in a new car -- a highly armored, specially designed limousine manufactured in near secrecy by General Motors and its Cadillac division.
The new Cadillac presidential limo will make its debut during the inaugural parade as a newly sworn-in Obama makes his way to the White House, according to GM and the Secret Service.
The 2009 presidential limousine provides the Secret Service with a "valuable asset in accomplishing its protective mission by affording its occupants the highest level of protection," the agency said Wednesday.
Although the car's passenger is the most well known man in the world, until this week what's under the hood has been a closely guarded national secret.
"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," said Nicholas Trotta, assistant director for the Office of Protective Operations.
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