People in power, all around the world are known to move around with high-security personnel. Because of the extreme power they have, they are bound to face a lot of threat in the outside world. However, their movement is also extremely crucial to the survival of their power and therefore let’s look at what these powerful people use to move around.
Ram Nath Kovind – Mercedes Benz S600 Pullman Guard
Beginning from the most powerful person in our country, Mr Ram Nath Kovind, the president of India uses a stretched Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman. Since he is counted amongst the most powerful person in the world and holds the highest post of authority in India, he is seen in an armoured version of the vehicle. The S600 is a 21.325 feet long car and is rated as VR10 when it comes to its protective features. This in layman’s language means that the car can endure all everything from the direct bullets from a machine gun to hand grenades. It weighs a massive 5,000 kgs and is powered with a 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine that churns a maximum of 530 Bhp.
Narendra Modi – BMW 760Li High Security
Narendra Modi is a well-known personality in the world and holds the post of Prime Minister for our country. He doesn’t shy away from showing his power off by using the best products available for his disposal. He has recently spotted using a Land Rover Range Rover, however, his official car continues to the BMW 760 Li High Security. It is a flagship model launched by BMW and also gets a VR10 protection rating, making the body heavily armoured. It also comes with run0flat tyres and secure communication lines inside the car for PM’s use on the move. It is powered with a 6.0-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 540 Bhp.
Joe Biden – Cadillac One
The Security for the president of the most powerful country in the world needs to be on top of its game. President Trump’s security detail received an all-new Cadillac One which is the official car for the President’s use. The same vehicle will be handed over to Joe Biden, the newly elected president of USA. 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 for public consumption. It gets its own oxygen supply, secured communication lines and all sorts of essentials to give the president even life support if the need be. Cadillac One weighs a bit over 8 tonnes. Similar 8-10 units of Cadillac One are used by the Secret Service as decoy vehicles.
Xi Jinping – HongQi N501
The Chinese president is proud to move around in the most upgraded version of the HongQi N501. The car is exclusively built for the president and is not available for sale to anyone else in the world. The exact specs are not available anywhere, however, it is known to be heavily armoured with an extremely powerful engine.
Vladimir Putin – Cortege Limousine
Vladimir Putin is an extremely well-known personality in the world and is known to be one of the most outspoken presidents as well. He recently upgraded his car to the locally manufactured Cortege Limousine. It was replaced by the Mercedez-Benz W211 S-Class Pullman. The exact specifications of the car are still unknown, but what we know is that the car was developed by organizations like Porche and Bosch.
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. The Queen along with her family is seen moving around in a wine-coloured Bentley limousine manufactured exclusively by the homegrown manufacturer. It is powered with a twin-turbocharged 6.75-litre V8 petrol engine.
Boris Johnson – Jaguar XJ Sentinel
Theresa May is the president of one of the most resourceful countries, Britain. Her official vehicle is the Jaguar XJ Sentinal. The exclusive car for the president gets a Kevlar and Titanium protective layers on the body of the car. It is also fitted with oxygen tanks and a 13mm steel plate on the floor, to save the passengers from the landmines. It also gets its own ventilation system, unique to the car.
Angela Merkel – Audi A8 L Security
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel is extremely respected all around the world. She uses the Audi A8 L Security as her official car. The custom made Audi A8 L Security is heavily armoured to save the passengers in the car from any kind of firing or grenade hits. It gets the VR7 and VR9 protection rating which is extremely safe.
Pope Francis – Popemobile based on Mercedes-Benz M-Class
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.
Abe Shinzo Lexus LS600h Armoured
The prime minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo is known to be a car enthusiast. He is the prime minister of the land of automobiles and has chosen the Lexus LS600h as his official car. The car is obviously luxurious and therefore extremely comfortable but the Prime Minister’s unit gets heavy steel armour all around. It comes with polycarbonate windows to give extra protection. The Lexus also gets heavy steel plate flooring to save it from mine attacks. The LS600h is powered with a 4.6-litre V8 petrol engine that can churn a maximum of 386 Bhp and 498 Nm of torque. Mr Shinzo is also spotted driving the car himself inside his presidential estate.