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Car Infographics: Obama's Cadillac One is a Tank!

Car Infographics: Obama’s Cadillac One is a Tank!

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!

Check back with us soon to find more interesting tidbits as part of our Car Infographics series.

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Jay Leno's EcoJet makes appearance at "All GM Show"

Jay Leno’s EcoJet makes appearance at "All GM Show"

Sometimes, we often catch ourselves imagining what it must feel like to be Jay Leno. No, we’re not interested in how he gets all of these celebrities to appear on his show - okay, maybe a little - but more so because, as we all know, there’s not a lot of people in this world that can boast of having a similar car collection as the one the comedian has.

But out of all his cars - yeah, there’s a lot of ’em - the EcoJet is one of those that doesn’t fail to illicit drools from all of us. Powered by a Honeywell LT101 jet turbine engine that produces over 750 horsepower and 700 lb/ft of torque while churning out 48,000 rpm while using biodiesel as fuel.

Recently, Jay Leno brought his EcoJet to the All GM Show in Van Nuys, California where it was, as expected, one of the stars of the show. Check out this video of the EcoJet’s appearance at the show, courtesy of our buddies over at ConcoursBlog.

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Kid Rock Flexes Detroit Muscle at GM Style

Kid Rock Flexes Detroit Muscle at GM Style

"Detroit Cowboy" Kid Rock, all-around brash boy and considered by many to be the contemporary embodiment of rock and roll, brings Detroit style to GM Style, a celebration of cars, music and fashion. The Jan. 12 event leads up to the North American International Auto Show.

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Mary J. Blige to open GM Style at 2008 Detroit Auto Show

Mary J. Blige to open GM Style at 2008 Detroit Auto Show

Six-time Grammy Award winner Mary J. Blige, known as the "Queen of R&B," will perform in GM Style, a car-and-star-studded affair on the Detroit riverfront, on Saturday, Jan. 12, leading up to the 2008 North American International Auto Show.
Similar to last year’s inaugural GM Style event, the invitation-only affair will feature the world debut of GM global concept and production cars, as well as favorites revealed during 2007, including the Chevrolet Beat and Saturn Astra (...)

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Celebrities to help GM future

Celebrities to help GM future

What do Marilyn Monroe, Tiger Woods, Carmen Electra and hip-hoppers Slum Village have in common?
Apart from celebrity, they’re among famous faces past and present who star along with historic and current General Motors vehicles in GM’s newest television spot, which will debut on CBS’s “Survivor: Panama – Exile Island” on May 11.
The new 60-second spot is the second in a series of GM ads themed “Then and Now.” The campaign, created by McCann Erickson’s Birmingham, Mich. office, premiered in (...)

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Play Golf With Tiger Woods!

Play Golf With Tiger Woods!

A chance to play golf with Buick Touring Professional Tiger Woods is one of four items available to the public in a special auction to raise money for the Buick Open charities. The items will be available for bid on eBay from May 3 (at 10 p.m. ET) through May 13 (at 10 P.M. ET).
“There are some fantastic items up for bid in this auction, including a once in a lifetime chance to spend a day playing golf with the world’s number one golfer,” said Larry Peck, Buick’s Golf marketing manager. “This (...)

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Tom Cruise chooses Ford over GM for "Mission: Impossible III"

Tom Cruise chooses Ford over GM for "Mission: Impossible III"

Movie integrations pose a unique challenge for automakers, particularly if they want to see new models featured in them. It usually takes a year or more to film and edit a major motion picture and carmakers that want their vehicle’s film debut to coincide with its actual launch often have to hand-build mock-ups for the films.
That can be a very expensive, but it also pays big dividends as GM found out with the sci-fi hit "The Matrix Reloaded."
That film’s chase sequence became a (...)

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GM cars dominate Spike TV's Autorox celebration

GM cars dominate Spike TV’s Autorox celebration

A panel of automotive celebrities, designers and journalists awarded General Motors cars five of the 11 prizes in Spike TV’s second annual Autorox auto awards and entertainment show tonight.
The 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 was awarded the night’s biggest honor of “Car of the Year.” The Z06 also won “Best Sports Car” and “Deal of the Year.” The 2006 Pontiac Solstice roadster won the award for “Best Droptop,” and the Chevy Camaro Concept won “Best Concept Car.”
Spike TV’s star-studded Autorox is a (...)

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Celebrities at GM Fashion Event

Celebrities at GM Fashion Event

Fashion took on a new look last night as General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM) hosted its highly anticipated ten fashion event in Hollywood. With 2006 marking the 5th annual, this year’s event was a who’s who in the industry with celebrity models including Lindsay Lohan, Eva Longoria, Jeremy Piven, Anna Kournikova, Mischa Barton, Liz Phair, Sarah Chalke, Maria Menounos, Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, Tyrese Gibson, Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, Carmen Electra, Brooke Burke, Erin Daniels, Kate Moennig, (...)

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