President Obama's new ride

You probably, like me, saw President Obama’s new limo during the inauguration coverage on TV. It was pretty impressive there, but they didn’t have much in the way of details.

Well, never fear, thanks to the folks at we got a peek into the technology inside Cadillac-One. Follow the link for full details.

The limo looks like a Cadillac, but is based on the engine and chassis of the GMC Topkick C4500 truck. A five-inch steel plate gives the Cmdr-in-Chief a little more protection from IEDs than the troops in Iraq have. Run-flat, kevlar-reinforced tires and special rims mean never having to pull over and change a flat too.

It’s a pretty impressive ride. The graphic (from The Daily Mail in England) lists the pricetag at £300k.