President Obama’s current armored limousine, nicknamed “The Beast,” no doubt lives up to its name. Eight-inch armor-plated doors, night vision cameras, tear gas cannons, Kevlar-reinforced tyres, you name it. The Beast has got more gadgets than the most outrageous James Bond Aston Martin.
But that isn’t stopping the Secret Service from trying to replace it. The plan is to award a contract for the design of a new limo that should be ready by 2017 for the next President. The two major contenders are Lincoln and Cadillac.
Though Cadillac has recently been the more popular brand among Presidents, it’d be a mistake to ever count Lincoln out of the race. The first ever car designed to transport the Commander-in-Chief was Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1939 Lincoln K-Series called “Sunshine Special,” and until Bill Clinton took office, all but one presidential limousine were built by Lincoln.
If the next president wanted a Lincoln, we wager it would look somewhat like a cross between the MKS sedan and the MKT crossover. What do you think it’ll look like? Let us know at Springfield Ford Lincoln!