Cadillac One Car Review: It’s Not an Apache or a Tank – It’s Better Than Both – Cars Review

We have seen different degrees of insanity, but I can’t actually say what got me to review this ground-breaking unit of a moving fortress. It’s a one-of-a-kind mobile arsenal that combines presidential comfort as well as innovative engineering. Everything is packed and ready to go, but not as fast as you think. With an acceleration of 15 seconds from 0-60 mph and a top speed not exceeding 60 mph you will have more than enough time to be taken aback as it passes: this is not one of those nippy Italian cars that pass as swiftly as lightning flashes before you can say it flashes!The petrol tankIt has enough capacity to carry as much as a T-72 tank, at the same time not compromising on safety. The petrol tank is armour-plated filled with specially designed foam which prevents it from exploding even if it suffers a direct hit.Defense accessoriesJames Bond may have a machine gun equipped amphibian-car with revolving license plates and oil sprayers, but it can’t help but bow to the Cadillac one. With armour plated 8-inch thick doors, night-vision cameras, pump-action shotguns, tear gas cannons and a driver’s window tough enough to resist armour-piercing bullets, a machine gun shower on December 31st would not deter it. On the inside is a communication centre on the dashboard fitted with GPS tracking system, a firefighting system in the boot as well as an oxygen supply. The driver’s window is the only one that opens, but not exceeding three inches. There are also bottles of the president’s blood on board in case he needs an emergency transfusion.BodyworkHeat – hit – heat – and hit again. No, this is not a blacksmith forged iron body. It is a technical combination of dual hardness steel, aluminium, titanium and even ceramic plates to break up possible projections. The Cadillac one’s chassis is a reinforced five-inch steel plate that runs under the car for protection in the unlikely event of a bomb being place underneath. The armour on the body is so thick that it has the weight of a cabin door on a Boeing 757 jet, and the steel so strong that a dinosaur would not break it if it sat upon it.InteriorThe car’s interior seats four passengers with a glass partition, and only the president has a switch to lower it. The president also has a panic switch installed which he can use to summon help and his seat has an executive package featuring a fold-away desktop, laptop computer with Wi-Fi, state-of-the-art satellite phone and a direct line to the vice president and the pentagon. Oops, I almost forgot – it’s also connected to my phone.The chauffeurBy another name he could also be called a Para-marine, as he is trained by the CIA to cope in the most demanding of driving situations. At one time Allen Iverson led his team to victory with an injured arm; I suppose the Cadillac one’s chauffeur would do much more.TiresThe tires are Kevlar-reinforced, shred and puncture resistant, with steel rims underneath that enable movement even if the rubber is blasted away.All said and done, the Cadillac one remains the car to beat!Other facts:
Price: £300,000
Length: 18 ft
Engine: 6.5 litre
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Fuel economy: 8 miles to the gallon
Max speed: 60 mph
Acceleration: 15 seconds from 0-60 mph