Even though he brought his own presidential car, US President Joe Biden still received an escort that had been prepared by the government. Among ‘The Beast’ and the Chevrolet Suburban escort car, the Genesis G80 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 were seen participating in the US President’s motorcade.
The presence of ‘The Beast’ is very stealing attention. The reason is, this presidential limousine has a large size. When walking hand in hand out of the airport, and walking right behind the Genesis G80.
Genesis G80 Electrified. Photo: Agung Pambudhy
The Beast picks up Joe Biden in Bali. Photo: Youtube Secretariat of the President
For your information, ‘The Beast’ has a length of about 18 feet or the equivalent of 5,486 mm. Not to mention that the tires also use large tires which are usually installed on medium to large trucks.
Its weight is estimated at 9 tons because it carries a bulletproof body with a thickness of 8 inches. The window is also fairly thick with a size of 5 inches so that it can block 0.44 caliber bullet attacks. It’s no wonder that this car is also called the walking ‘Fortress’ thanks to its large size. Just opening the door is not easy. Thanks to the material and weight, opening the door of ‘The Beast’ requires extra effort. Unfortunately, about the full dimensions of ‘The Beast’ is kept secret.
When compared with the Genesis G80, the Long Wheelbase version of the Ginseng Country car has a length of 5,222 mm x width 1,925 mm x height 1,475 mm. If you pay attention to the length, it’s not too far away, but it’s the width and height that make the difference. When lined up with ‘The Beast’, the Genesis G80 Electrified looks like a small car.
But even though it is smaller, the Genesis G80’s power is quite large, namely 364.7 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. The power and torque are generated from 2 electric motors with a capacity of 272 kW. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h can be reached by the Genesis G80 in 4.9 seconds. Unfortunately, this electric car does not yet have a bulletproof feature. According to the standards in its home country, the Genesis G80 does not yet have a bulletproof variant.
While ‘The Beast’ safety no longer need to be doubted. Some call ‘The Beast’ as the safest car in the world. In addition to the bulletproof feature, there is also a blood bag that is adjusted to the president’s blood type. Inside are also firearms, grenades, night vision equipment, and tear gas.
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