How It Works: The Safest Car In The World

Past president car by Photosbychristensen is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

“Past president car” by Photosbychristensen is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

By: Valerie Lai, Reporter

Have you ever wondered how the world’s safest car works? Here’s an anatomy of the U.S. President’s car works, also known as “The Beast”.

The Beast is designed to protect the President in any situation. It’s bulletproof, puncture-proof, and it has numerous other defense mechanisms.

Some of The Beast’s most important features include:

  • Bulletproof windows – The Beast is equipped with five layers of glass
  • 8-inch thick doors – the doors are almost as heavy as a Boeing 757 jet’s cabin door, and when they are closed
  • Biochemical attack protection – in the event of a biochemical attack, all doors are completely sealed to protect the passengers
  • Bomb-proof frame – the body of the car is made with reinforced steel plates
  • Smokescreen, tear gas, oil slick, and electrifying door handles

The President also has a direct and secure communication with the Vice President and the Pentagon. With this car, the President could go anywhere and feel secure in The Beast.