The world leaders, who make the most important decisions in this world face a lot of threats. To ensure their safety, they move around in specialised armoured vehicles. What do these most powerful men in this world use to roam around? Well, here is a list of the ten most powerful people in the world and their rides.
Ram Nath Kovind
Mercedes Benz S600 Pullman Guard
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind moves around in a stretched Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman. Since he’s one of the most important personalities in the world and holds the highest post in the country, he moves around in an armoured version of the vehicle. The S600 Pullman is a massive 21.325 feet long and it is rated VR10 when it comes to protection against ballistics. What does that mean? Well, the car can endure anything from direct bullets from a machine gun to hand grenades while keeping the occupants safe. The vehicle weighs a massive 5,000 kg and is powered by a 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine that generates a maximum of 530 Bhp.
BMW 760Li High Security
Prime Minister Narendra Modi uses an array of cars for his official travel purposes. While he recently started using a Land Rover Range Rover, his official car remains the BMW 760Li High Security. It is the flagship sedan from BMW with a heavily armoured body that gets a VR10 protection rating. The car also comes with run-flat tyres and secure communication lines for PM’s use on the move. It gets powered by a 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 540 Bhp.
President Donald Trump’s security detail received an all-new Cadillac One, which is the official vehicle of the USA president. Made by General Motors, the Cadillac One is based on the CT6 sedan but the exterior design of the vehicle is inspired by the Cadillac Escalade SUV. The vehicle is heavily armoured and the exact details are not known. However, the car gets its own oxygen supply, secured communication lines and carries essentials to give president full life support in case of an emergency. Cadillac One weighs more than 8 tonnes. There are about 8-10 units of the Cadillac One used by the Secret Service as decoy vehicles.
Chinese president uses the locally-manufactured HongQi N501, which replaced an older HongQi from the line-up. The car is bespoke for the president and is not on sale in the market. The exact specifications of the car are not known but it sure is heavily armoured and gets a powerful engine underneath.
Vladimir Putin, one of the most admired and outspoken presidents in the world received a brand new presidential vehicle recently. The locally-manufactured Cortege Limousine replaced the Mercedes-Benz W211 S-Class Pullman. The exact details of the new limousine are not known but it was developed by firms like Porsche and Bosch.
British Royal Family
Bentley State Limousine
The Queen of the Royal family of England is one of the most respected families in the world. The Queen and her family use the wine-coloured bespoke Bentley limousine developed specially by the British manufacturer. It gets powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.75-litre V8 petrol engine.
Jaguar XJ Sentinel
The British Prime Minister uses a bespoke Jaguar XJ Sentinal as her official vehicle. The heavily armoured luxury sedan gets a sheet of Kevlar and Titanium to protect the occupants. It also gets portable oxygen tanks, and a 13mm steel plate on the flooring to save the occupants from the landmines. The car also gets its own ventilation system.
Audi A8 L Security
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel uses the Audi A8 L Security as her official vehicle. The extended wheelbase Audi A8 gets an extremely high level of armour that can save the occupants from any kind of machine gun firing and grenade hits. The vehicle gets VR7 and VR9 rating and can survive most kinds of guns on earth.
Popemobile based on Mercedes-Benz M-Class
The Vatican’s ex-officio head of the sate, most commonly known as the Pope drives around in a customised M-Class. The car is known as popemobile and has been specially made for the pope to move around in crowded places without fearing any threat. The M-Class gets body armour and for the pope, a special bulletproof and air-tight capsule have been made with its own supply for oxygen. The pope can move around in this customised M-Class without fearing for safety.
Lexus LS600h Armoured
The prime of Japan is a car fanatic. Coming from the land of car manufacturers, the prime minister chose the Lexus LS600h as his official car. The saloon is a very comfortable and luxurious car but for the safety of the prime minister, the car also gets heavy steel armour all around. The Lexus also gets polycarbonate windows to protect Abe Shinzo for any attacks. The Lexus also gets a heavy steel plate under the body to save it from mine attacks. The LS600h is powered by a 4.6-litre V8 petrol engine that develops a maximum of 386 BHP and 498 Nm of torque. Mr Prime Minister also drives around himself in the car inside his presidential estate.