We have all watched secret agent movies that showcase out-of-this-world cars that drive through explosions and sail over high jumps. Although there might not exactly be a car straight out of the movies, there are some cars that are dedicated to promoting extreme safety. They are so top-notch, that these monster vehicles are used exclusively by leaders around the world. The following are some of the top safest cars used by world leaders!
1) Mercedes-Benz M-Class
This vehicle has been termed as the “Popemobile” because it used by the Pope, or the Vatican’s ex officio head of state, himself. It might not be as flashy as other cars used by world leader’s but what sets it apart from the rest is the rear armour glass compartment. The compartment is a big, bullet-proof box that allows the Pope to be seen by viewers when he waves and interacts with the public.
2) Jaguar XJ Sentinel
The Prime Minister of the UK uses the Jaguar XJ Sentinel as his official car. The car’s body is literally made out of high-strength steel, titanium, and all glasses are bullet-proof. It comes equipped with night vision capabilities. For a softer touch, it does have backseat massage seats to help the Prime Minister relax after a hard day, all in the comfort of optimized safety.
3) Mercedes-Benz S600 (W221) Pullman Guard
The President of India is protected by this vehicle. It’ is much heavier than a regular Pullman as part of its safety features is to be so heavily armoured that it can withstand a grenade attack. It can even prevent or warn an ambush attack from behind with its rear surveillance camera for high-end security measures.
4) Bentley Mulsanne
The Bentley Mulsanne protects the Queen of England and has built-in armour. It can protect occupants from chemical attacks above and below, along with withstanding explosives and gunfire. Mainly, it goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds for a fast getaway.
5) Cadillac One
This car takes the top spot for the safest car for world leaders, specifically the American President. The armour plating on the vehicle protects eight-inch thick doors. It can withstand an IED and has a supply of oxygen. It also has a night vision system. Called “The Beast”, the Cadillac One carries a supply of blood that matches the President’s blood type. On top of this, the driver is a highly-trained CIA agent that is capable of handling extreme pressure. It really is a beast!
These vehicles might not be replicas of those seen in a James Bond movie, but when it comes to the finest travel in safety, they are definitely the snazziest. Strong armour protects riders from intense civil war fights and other features like night vision and rear surveillance make sure that world leaders are protected by the best of the vehicle’s ability. What are your thoughts? Are there other cars you think should have made the list? Leave your comments below.