GM Delivers New Presidential Limo for Obama | NBC New York

GM Delivers New Presidential Limo for Obama

Armored limo to debut at inauguration



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    An older model presidential limousine in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on March 16, 2006.

    DETROIT -- President-elect Barack Obama's new ride has arrived.

    The Detroit News reported Tuesday that a new model of a presidential limousine made by General Motors Corp. has been delivered to the Secret Service.

    The armored 2009 Cadillac Presidential Limousine will make its debut at Obama's Jan. 20 inauguration in Washington.

    The Detroit News reported that the vehicle includes heavy armor that is reportedly at least 5 inches thick, run-flat tires, bulletproof glass and a completely sealed interior to ward off a chemical attack. It also has electronic communications equipment, the paper reported.

    The Secret Service and GM say they'll reveal more about the custom vehicle's specifications next week.

    Older-model presidential limos will remain in use. The previous model, a modified Cadillac DTS, was introduced at President George W. Bush's second inauguration in 2005.

    Click here to see pictures of the new limo.