Obama Rolls Up In "The Beast" At Inauguration
Date: Jan. 20, 2009
During the primaries and soon after his presidential win over McCain, Obama became the target of several assassination scares and death threats from white supremacists. So to avoid being JFK'd at his own inauguration, the secret service gave America's 44th president the 50 Cent-treatment and equipped him with a monstrous bulletproof Cadillac limo nicknamed "The Beast". The armor-plated stretch sedan is laced with a titanium, ceramic, steel, and aluminum finish, plus it's equipped with tear gas cannons, steel wheels, Kevlar-reinforced run-flat tires, and an enhanced fire-fighting system. Obama's whip became such a huge commodity among high-powered figures that American Idol sire, Simon Cowell, immediately requested one.