In case you didn’t know, it costs a great deal of money to protect the president. In fact, the $1.4 billion spent each year protecting President Obama is more than the entire Haitian government spends to fund its entire nation. Within that budget comes one of the craziest and scariest cars you’ve ever seen: the one that President Obama rode down Pennsylvania Avenue on the day he was elected. The car is called “The beast.”
The car was built by General motors. It looks like a Cadillac, but is really a souped-up armored vehicle that might as well be used as a tank. It’s code-name is “stagecoach”, but the name “beast” came from the fact that it is incredibly heavy and has an powerful wheelbase.
Text continues after gallery …