President Barack Obama was escorted for about two miles at the inauguration earlier today in the new presidential limousine. It’s been a tradition for more than six decades for presidents to travel by limousine. But none of the vehicles has been as detailed as the new president’s Cadillac. It has eight-inch thick doors, gets eight mpg, has automatic weapons and extra blood in case the president needs a transfusion.
The accompany image “speaks volumes.” President Obama will be transported in the limousine by a Secret Service driver, another long-standing U.S. tradition. President Obama currently owns a Ford Escape hybrid, and the Ebay auction for his soon-to-be previous car, a 2005 Chrysler 300C, is scheduled to end today.