It is expected all over the world that the head of a country should be riding in luxury and living in finesse. Even if before the person became the head, he or she was riding a normal car, once he or she becomes the head of a country, affluence follows. As a result of the nature of the job of being a leader in a country, security is a major factor that should not be treated with disdain.
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The leader of a country no matter how underdeveloped the country maybe is targeted by several evil schemes and vices. This is why it is important for the leader to be protected at all costs. Presidents or heads of state of countries are always on the move attending several functions around the country or attending meetings and this is done by road.
To ensure optimum security, the best cars have to be employed to guarantee that no harm comes to the leader. The best security team has to be employed, also providing them with the best cars, automobiles, and security gadgets to ensure that the security team is always prepared.
To this end, in this article, we will be taking a look at 10 official Presidential cars of countries around the world. That is, some cars that leaders of some countries in the world use for their official duties. So, if you are looking to buy a luxury car befitting of a presidential status, stay glued to this article.
President Sergio Mattarella of Italy’s official car
The President of Italy drives in a Maserati Quattroporte. The Maserati is widely known for its luxury, features and in-built performance, as seen by the Maserati Quattroporte model that the President of Italy has as his official car. The 2020 model has a 3.0L twin-turbo V6 engine that produces 424 horsepower and 428 lb-ft torque.
President United State of America’s official car
The official car of the President of the United State of America is the Cadillac. The Cadillac one, also nicknamed ‘the beast’ is made of bulletproof windows that can protect its occupant against bullets. The doors of the Cadillac are armour-plated, which makes it more than eight inches thick in weight.
President Moon Jae-in of South Korea’s official car
The President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, drives in a Hyundai Nexo SUV, Genesis EQ900 and a Mercedes-Maybach W222 S600 Guard as his official state cars.
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippine’s official car
The official car of the President of the Philippines is a Mercedes-Benz W221. The President, Rodrigo Duterte also has his official car with a customized plate number- 1, showing that he is the number one citizen in the country. In addition to his official cars, he also has escorts who follow him around on motorbikes and in some other luxury vehicles.
President Vladimir Putin of Russia’s official car
The Aurus Senat was developed in Russia by the NAMI as part of the “Kortezh” project, and it was presented to Vladimir Putin at his fourth inauguration in 2018. The Aurus Senat which is the official car of Vladimir Putin can withstand sniper fire and chemical gas attacks, it also has advanced communications equipment installed, making it a command centre on wheels. Its engines are a 4.4 Litre V8 cylinder that produces a horsepower of 598. The tyres of this car are also bulletproof.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom’s official car
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, drives in a Jaguar XJ Sentinel. The engine is made of a 5.0 Litre V8 petrol engine that can go from 0-100 mph in 9.7 seconds and also reach a top speed of 195 mph.
President Xi Jinping of China’s official car
Hongqi is the Chinese luxury car marque owned by the carmaker China First Auto Works (FAW) Group. The Hongqi Limousine is a 4-door sedan that is 18-feet long and 6.5 feet wide. It is the official state car in China. It runs on a 4-Litre turbocharged V8 engine and can churn out a 381 horsepower and 530 lb-ft of torque.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan’s official car
The official car of the Prime Minister of Japan is a Lexus LS 600, but the royal family in Japan ride in a Toyota Century Royal that is the only custom-built on request for the Japanese Royal family.
President Ram Nath Kovind of India’s official car
The official vehicle of the President of India is a Mercedes Benz S Class (S600) Pullman Guard. It is a custom-built, heavily armoured stretch limousine which meets the requirements of the highest protection class BR7-level, and can withstand any grenade attack.
President Nigeria’s official car
This article will be incomplete without including the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari. The official car of the President of Nigeria is a Mercedes-Benz S600, which he uses for official purposes accompanied by men on foot, on motorcycles, and in other secured cars.
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