10 super STRONG cars of the world’s most powerful people: Joe Biden to Narendra Modi

The most influential politicians worldwide enjoy the highest level of security due to the threats against them. While influential leaders are protected round-the-clock, we take a special look at their super strong armoured vehicles which move them around.

Narendra Modi

Maybach 650 Guard, BMW 760Li Hi-Security, Land Rover Range Rover Sentinal, Toyota Land Cruiser LC200

Prime Minister Narendra Modi does a lot of roadshows across India. While his official ride when he took over as the prime minister of India was a BMW 760 Li Hi-Security, there are two more additions to his convoy now. Prime Minister Modi also uses a Land Rover Range Rover Sentinal and an armoured Toyota Land Cruiser LC200 to move around the country. The BMW 760Li gets a V10 protection rating and it uses a 6.0-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 540 Bhp.

PM Modi’s convoy also upgraded in recent times and also uses a Mercedes-Maybach S650 Guard. This is the new facelifted model of the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Guard that came out in 2019. It gets the VR10 protection level, which is the highest-ever protection provided in a production car. The price? Well, it is undisclosed. Like the S600 Guard, the S650 Guard also offers a VR10 protection level according to Directive BRV 2009 Version 2.

Prime Minister Modi has started using the SUV quite often as it is easier to get in and out of the vehicle. He also uses the sunroof of the SUV to get out and greet the public. It is an armoured SUV and just like all other cars in the convoy, it gets a stealth black colour.

The LC 200 used by Modi gets a huge sunroof that allows the prime minister to get out and greet the crowd easily. The roof is quite big and one can even stand in the second-row seat to get out of the vehicle. It is not known if the Toyota Landcruiser LC200 is armoured, but if the Prime Minister of India is using it, there is high chance that it is an armoured vehicle.

Draupadi Murmu

Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Guard

Like the last president of India, Draupadi Murmu, the current president of the country is using the Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Guard. It is an upgrade that the last president Ramnath Kovind received in 2019. The new Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Guard is more than 6 metres long, which makes it longer than most other cars on the roads. It is the flagship and most expensive vehicle from the Mercedes-Maybach.

Joe Biden

Cadillac One

The USA has been making custom cars for its presidents for decades now. General Motors makes custom cars for the president of the United States as per the demand laid out by the Secret Service. The latest iteration of Cadillac One, which is also known as The Beast was handed over to USA president Donald Trump and then Joe Biden.

It is custom-made by General Motors and is based on the CT6 sedan, however, the exterior of the car is mirrored with the design of the Cadillac Escalade SUV. The car is known to be heavily armoured, however exact details are not out to the public due to security reasons.

Xi Jingping

Hongqi N701

Chinese President Xi Jinping also uses a custom car made by a Chinese manufacturer Hongqi. the car model Hongqi N701 is the official car of Xi Jinping.

The exact specifications of the Hongqi N701 remain unknown as it is not a civilian vehicle. It is over 5 metres long and we can see the stretched B-Pillars of the limousine. However, the level of protection remains unknown. We are also unsure about the engine that this Hongqi N701 uses.

Vladimir Putin

Aurus Senat

The state of Russia was preparing a custom-built car for President Vladimir Putin for a long time. The car was finally delivered to the president a few years ago. The President of Russia replaced the ageing Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard limousine with the locally made Aurus Senat in 2019. The armoured Aurus Senat is specially developed for the president. However, unlike the Cadillac One, which is also known as The Beast, there is a civilian version of the Aurus Senat too. It is available in the Russian market for a price of 2.10 crores. The ballistic protection details of the car are not known but it can withstand almost any kind of attacking device. It also gets bulletproof run-flat tyres that can take the car for a long distance without the need for changing the tyres or repairing the tyres.

British Royal Family

Bentley State Limousine

England still holds its roots to the British Royal Family and seek their guidance in testing times for the country. It is respected all over the world. After the demise of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles became the king and has started using the official car. However, King Charles is a big petrolhead and drives around in multiple high-end vehicles. He was recently spotted in Audi e-tron SUV.

Rishi Sunak

Land Rover Range Rover Abio Sentinal

While many previous prime ministers of England have used the Jaguar XJ Sentinal, Rishi Sunak has started using the Range Rover Sentinal alongside the Jaguar XJ Sentinal. This version of the Range Rover was included as the official ride for the UK prime minister since Boris Johnson was serving as the prime minister. This heavily armoured bullet-proof Range Rover offers immense protection against high-velocity armour-piercing bullets up to 7.62mm, multi-laminated privacy glass, up to 15 kg TNT blasts and DM51 grenade explosions.

Olaf Scholz

Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard

After Angela Merkle, who used the armoured Audi A8 as her official car, the new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz started using the Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard. This is the armoured version of the Mercedes-Maybach S600 sedan and comes with VR10-level protection, which makes it the first civilian vehicle in the world to get this certification. It translates into withstanding steel core bullets fired directly at the car and even 15 kg of TNT blast from a distance of 2 metres!

Pope Francis

Popemobile (modified Mercedes-Benz M-Class)

10 super STRONG cars of the world’s most powerful people: Joe Biden to Narendra Modi

The ex-officio state head of Vatican City, commonly known as the Pope moves around in a customized M-Class. The car is also referred to as the popemobile and has been specially made for everyone to be able to see Pope in a glass cabinet while moving between crowds. The glass cabinet is fully armoured and bulletproof. It is an airtight capsule with its own oxygen supply.

Fumio Kishida

Toyota Century

Toyota Century is a full-size luxury car that is regarded as a Japanese Rolls Royce. The sedan has been around for years and is for sale to civilians. However, the Japanese prime minister uses an armoured version of the vehicle.

Shantonil Nag

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