Top Cars of World Leaders
Customized with oxygen cylinders and defence system, these cars haul the most prominent citizen of a country
The President or the Prime Minister is considered as the most influential resident of a country. They are the ones who head the government for a particular term, and under their command, a land’s present and prospect is determined. Hence, they require protection because great power and position gives birth to greater evils.
When on the move, the President or the Prime Minister moves in specially customized aircrafts or cars that are assembled to carry the head of the state safely under any kind of attack. The vehicles are not only luxurious, but they are armed with many defence arrangements to retaliate a strike. When it comes to cars, the chauffeur of the car too is mostly a trained expert who possesses the experience of driving through combat situation.
What follows in this piece is a narrative of the automobiles used by the most remarkable leaders around the world.
The AurusSenat is the official mode of land transport for the Russian President Vladimir Putin. The limousine is powered by a 4.4-litre V8 engine that generates 598hp of power that’s mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The vehicle weighs 7.1 tons and is fully bullet proof and bomb proof.
The Cadillac or “The Beast” is the official limousine of the American President. The car looks more like a truck than a limousine that can fit as many as seven people inside. Under the hood remains a mystery, but the car is built to withstand bullet and blast. The windows are three-inch-thick whereas the body is eight-inch-thick, made of steel and ceramic armour. Inside the cabin, there’s an oxygen and blood supply for emergency cases.
Mercedes-Benz S600 (W221)
The limousine from Mercedes cost a whopping 1.2 million dollars and is used by the Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un. The limousine comprises sealed cabin, armoured windows and body along with reinforced flooring and an all-round surveillance system. When the car is moving slow, 12 bodyguards cover the car and jogs alongside it.
Range Rover Sentinel
The only state head in this list to use an SUV is the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. The Range Rover Sentinel uses a 5.0-litre 375hp engine that is completely bulletproof with vehicle fragment protection. The car can deal with multi-angle attacks and improvised explosive devices. Furthermore, it comprises flat tyre technology which allows the car to drive fast even with flat tyres.