The Beast, President Trump’s newest addition to his motorcade, is officially on duty this week in New York City just in time for the U.N. General Assembly.
Trump’s Cadillac limousine was awaiting him at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport ready to pick him up in style.
The Beast is the first major redesign of the presidential state car since 2009.
The Cadillac looks like a sedan but is actually a heavily armored vehicle built on a truck chassis.
While the vehicle’s defense and offense details are a heavily guarded national secret, it is equipped with its own oxygen supply in the event of a biological of chemical attack.
Helicopter Marine One carrying President Donald Trump lands in lower Manhattan in New York City on Sunday with The Beast awaiting his arrival
The Beast is officially on duty in New York City this week, just in time for Trump’s attendance at the UN General Assembly. Trump pictured waving on Sunday before taking off in The Beast
The Beast is seen whisking the president off to start his week in New York City
The Beast’s redesign appears to have same headlights as the current Escalade SUV and is fully equipped with defense and offensive specifications
It also is rumored to have built-in tear gas launchers as well as being equipped to protect from ballistics and explosives.
And, astonishingly, The Beast is said to even have its own emergency medical suite equipped with a supply of the president’s blood type.
In comparison to the Obama administration’s car, this Cadillac appears to have a sleeker roofline, as well as a sleeker, more rounded rear and front end.
The White House’s social media director Dan Scavino Jr. shared a shot of Trump about to enter The Beast in New York with the door opened.
The photo shows the doors appear to be about a foot thick with a five-passenger rear compartment.
The Beast also appears to have the same headlights as the current Escalade SUV.
The doors of the presidential state cars do not have keyholes with only the Secret Service knowing how to open them.
This is the first redesign of the presidential vehicle since 2009 and it appears to have a sleeker overall body design from its predecessor
Obama’s The Beast (pictured in 2016 in Germany) had a boxier overall appearance
There were at least two limos spotted driving in New York on Sunday.
The new additions to the fleet are part of about a dozen expected to be built by General Motors under $15.8 million in government contracts initiated in 2014.
While the president has yet to comment on his new ride, GM Executive Vice President and President, Global Product Group and Cadillac Mark Reuss told Fox Trump is ‘very proud of our team.