Nobody cares which car you own if you are an average citizen, but it’s worth thinking if you are the head of a country because the car, in this case, represents more than yourself, it represents a whole country.
Due to the importance of a president, this car has to guarantee the utmost safety for its occupants as well. Therefore, it is easy to understand why presidents’ cars are such heavily armoured and protected with leading-edge security equipment.
In our today’s article, we would like to reveal official vehicles of Presidents of various countries. We would also like to begin the list with the one of our dear President. Check it out!
1. Mercedes Benz S550 – Nigeria
This is the 2015 model. It is the range-topper of the 5th gen of the special class W222 of the luxury brand Mercedes-Benz.
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The S-Class uses the 4.7-litre turbocharged V8 to put out 516 lb-ft of torque and 455 HP.
It is the range-topper of the 5th gen of the special class W222 of the luxury brand Mercedes-Benz
2. Mercedes-Benz S600 (W221) Pullman Guard – India
This is a custom-built car. The stretched Benz Limousine meets the security standard which is claimed to be able to survive a grenade attack.
The stretched Benz Limousine is claimed to be able to survive a grenade attack
3. Toyota Century Royal – Japan
Another custom-built on this list. This one comes from Toyota. It has a length of 20 feet and a width of 6.5 feet.
Japan President’s official car is a custom-built Toyota
4. Hongqi Limousine – China
This ranks the top expensive car in China. Hongqi, in fact, is a Chinese word meaning “Red Flag”. The car runs on a 4-liter turbocharged V8 engine, using an eight-speed transmission. With this engine, the car can dole out 530 lb-ft of torque and 381 HP.
Hongqi is a Chinese word meaning “Red Flag”
5. Jaguar XJ Sentinel – The UK
The British Prime Minister must be at ease sitting in this super secure car. The Jaguar XJ gets night-vision, bullet-proof glasses, and a body made of high-strength steel and Kevlar.
The Jaguar XJ gets night-vision, bullet-proof glasses, and a body made of high-strength steel and Kevlar
6. Stretched Mercedes Benz S600 – Russia
The Russia President’s official car is a Stretched Mercedes Benz S600
7. Mercedes Benz W221 – Philippines
This car is known among car users as the one for the rich. The Mercedes Benz W221 of the Philippine president also features the special number plate that reads “1”.
The Mercedes Benz W221 of the Philippine president features the special number plate that reads “1”
8. Hyundai Equus VL500 Limousine – South Korea
South Korea President’s official car is a Hyundai Equus VL500 Limousine
9. Cadillac One – The USA
The best thing about this masterpiece is its jaw-dropping features which bring it a nickname as “The Beast”.
The Beast of Donald Trump
10. Lancia Thesis – Italy
Italy President rides in a Lancia Thesis
To recap: Not only Presidents of Nigeria, India, and Russia but also various other countries trust Mercedes-Benz S-Class as their loyal companion. Some of these countries are Portugal, Liberia, Jamaica, Oman, Kenya, Lebanon, Serbia, Zambia, Turkey, Egypt, etc.