Aspiring presidential candidates are already busy gearing up for the 2012 elections with hopes of becoming the most powerful man in the U.S. It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it, and luckily they have a presidential limo that can withstand the job.

At first glance, the Cadillac One just looks like a modified Cadillac DTS, but General Motors did not actually assign the presidential state car a specific model name. This may be due to the fact that it carries many different components from many different GM models, including Cadillac Escalade headlights, side mirrors, and door handles; Cadillac STS sedan taillights and back up lights; and what looks to be the GMC Topkick commercial truck’s chassis and driveline. GM went through a lot of trouble building the perfect presidential vehicle, but what happens to the car after the base build is what makes it capable of keeping our president utterly and unbelievably safe.

For starters, the car’s chassis has a 5" reinforced steel plate that runs underneath the car in case a bomb finds its way there. Then the entire bodywork is a combination of dual hardness steel, aluminum, titanium, and ceramic which breaks up projectiles upon impact. The doors and gas tank are armour plated, but the gas tank also receives a specially designed foam that prevents it from exploding. The tires are Kevlar reinforced and are shred and puncture resistant. If anyone successfully tears them apart, the steel rims underneath the tires will allow them to get the Cadillac One to safety.

The Cadillac One also has a number of accessories that enable it to solve problems quicker than they come around, including night vision cameras, pump action shotguns, tear gas cannons, and blood. Yes, that’s right. The Cadillac One is equipped with bottles of the president’s blood just in case he gets hurt and needs a blood transfusion. Take that, suckers!

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Source: Gizmodo/John Lawson

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  (596) posted on 03.2.2012

I don’t know why I find it funny that the driver is included. Come to think of it, yeah he’s part of Obama’s Cadillac. Anyway, it really appears to be dependable. Obama should have no worries riding it.

  (382) posted on 02.9.2012

This car can really protect President Obama. It has exciting and interesting safety features. I wished I can have the opportunity to ride on this car.

  (314) posted on 09.13.2011

Hope they also sell this Cadillac on public. Great concept for a defense accessories, perfect for Obama since he killed allegedly Bin Laden.

  (466) posted on 07.26.2011

Well, President Obama is just getting ready if ever someone wanted to put him down. I definitely agree that if you customize a car, it will be very expensive and the mere fact that it is a limo. I wonder why they reveal this, maybe they wanted to scare those people after him.

  (683) posted on 07.25.2011

Well, I guess the government is spending a lot for the maintenance of the car! Hmm. I wonder on who customized the vehicle and add the accessories?

  (676) posted on 07.25.2011

hmm. It seems that this car cost million just to make sure that the president would be safe! I think this car is a best choice for its luxurious styling and its just easy to modified the car to add some accessories and equipments.

  (460) posted on 07.12.2011

That was very detailed infographic of Obama’s car. I am amazed with its unique designs and special features. What’s my favorite part, its the bottle of president’s blood. Well, its all in one car equipped with first aid kit.

  (273) posted on 06.28.2011

Probably costs more than a hundred grand to make. But that’s really one of the perks of being a president that I love to experience for myself, being able to use those cool rides.

  (441) posted on 06.24.2011

I’ve been thinking how much it will cost to customized this one? With high powered gadgets, I know that it’ll be expensive. High added security devices is one of my favorite features on Obama’s Cadillac One.

  (358) posted on 06.21.2011

Well, this car is definitely one heck of a beast. Imagine if you could do this work on, say a Prius, that would definitely be the ultimate ride.

  (488) posted on 06.17.2011

That was a very detailed infographic about Obama’s presidential car. I really loved its value added features like night vision cameras, weapons, and other security devices. Are these enhanced? because I don’t think such kind of car will be sold in the public.

  (377) posted on 06.17.2011

This one would definitely cost bucketloads of cash to make. Just take a look at all those features that they have added. Each one of them certainly ain’t going to cheap.

  (858) posted on 06.17.2011

@Bobby Cruz nah, it’s just an urban legend. Besides, the presidential convoy always has a medical car following it, so that they can easily act in case of emergencies.

  (762) posted on 06.16.2011

Wow! This car literally states or speaks for the most powerful man on earth. No wonder why Obama is so comfty in this car. This is an art for all car manufacturer even for enthusiasts.

  (452) posted on 06.16.2011

Well now, that’s definitely the right way to create a ride for the most powerful guy in the planet. Just imagine if I had one of these as my office ride, it would really be awesome.

  (516) posted on 06.16.2011

Is it true that there’s a bottle of president blood inside the car for transfusion? hmm. However, I was impressed with the high technology and state of the art electronics here..

  (806) posted on 06.16.2011

I just known that the president is using a Cadillac car but I haven’t seen a full view inside! However, though its just a cartoon version, I’m still fascinated with the awesome features here. I can see on how protected is the president from the inside.

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