For world leaders, they need a ride that is safer and stylish, very fitting of their respected title as head of state. They need a car that has all the fixings for someone who needs to be protected and deserves the grand lead through the streets. Here are five of the nicest Presidential vehicles out there.
Also known as the “First Car” and “The Beast,” the current model for the Commander-in-Chief is equipped with many life-saving, offensive, and defensive features, all custom built to the standards of the Secret Service. When riding in car, the President will be cut off exposure to the outside world for all of the security reason, but does have top secret encrypted communication lines. The current debuted under President Obama and is still driven by President Trump; decommissioned state cars are dismantled and destroyed to keep the exact structure confidential.
The Hongqi, which means “red flag” in Chinese, has an octo-speed transmission and quad turbo-charged V8 engine that carries 530 pounds of torque and 381 horsepower, going zero to one hundred kilometers in just over 8 seconds with a maximum speed of 220 kph. It is the most expensive vehicle in China, which is fitting for the President of the most populated country in the world, Xi Jinping.
MERCEDES-BENZ PULLMAN S600
The Mercedes-Benz Pullman S600 is one of the most expensive cars in the world. President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya drives around in this incredible limousine, which is also owned by some of the most elite and powerful in all of Kenya. This Pullman is fairly custom-built, bearing the coat of arms of Kenya with an armored exterior ready to take on any unwanted surprises. The car has a 6.3-liter V8 engine with a double wishbone front suspension, allowing easy, smooth navigation. It drives up to 220 kilometers per hour and can come with a short or long wheelbase.
RANGE ROVER SUPERCHARGED
The head of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, ordered this custom-designed vehicle, complete with heavy armor to withstand advanced bullets and small explosives. His Range Rover Supercharged can drive through any type of terrain, giving the driver and its occupants a smooth ride every time. Its exterior has a cutting edge feel, matching its comfortable interior that is sophisticated and almost charming. With a powerful engine that sounds smoothly, the Rover’s wheels and wheel arches helps to get the car anywhere it wants to go.
ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM VI
Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei, rolls out in the British ultra-exclusive limo which ended production in 1990, but remains in pristine condition and continuous upkeep for Bolkiah to ride around. One of 374 vehicles ever made, it was the last Rolls-Royce to feature a separate chassis with coil springs, drum brakes in all four wheels, and an engine capacity at 6,750 cc. Its exterior has a royal feel to it, fitting with Bolkiah’s style and wealth, as he is a billionaire.
World leaders need big rides worth the cost of a King or Queen has to go around. These vehicles represent power to everyone who sees it and are priceless for anyone else to know how much they cost.