Barack Obama is one of the most loved Presidents of the United States of America. His modest set of rides reflects his approach toward sustainability in the world of mobility.
The car collection of the former President of the United States of America, Barack Obama will leave you speechless. But you will be left surprised by the sheer humility of it and not by its flamboyance. His approach toward sustainable mobility is clearly visible in the choice he made to own cars. Let us take a look at ex-president’s car collection.
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Car Collection of Barack Obama
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid
The Ford Escape Hybrid in 2008 used to come with a 2.3-litre 4-cylinder hybrid engine that produces 155 hp and 206 Nm of peak power and torque. Complimenting this was a CVT automatic transmission. The SUV came with an all-wheel-drive configuration. The prices for the Escape Hybrid started at $29,215 (Rs 23.23 lakh).
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2005 Chrysler 300C
The next car in our report on the car collection of Barack Obama is an even older model. The 2003 Chrysler 300C was a powerful sedan back in the day. It used to come with a massive 5.7-litre V8 engine that belted out 340 hp and 529 Nm of peak power and torque respectively. There was a 5-speed transmission allowing a 0-96 km/h acceleration time of just 5.8 secs. The starting price for this performance sedan was $33,495 (Rs 27 lakh).
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Jeep Cherokee is the oldest model in the car collection of Barack Obama. Obama owned the 2000 model which used to come powered by a 4.0-litre 6-cylinder engine producing a decent 195 hp and 312 Nm of peak power and torque. This engine came mated to a 4-speed automatic gearbox and 4×4 configuration. At the time, the SUV used to cost between $17,800 to $23,200 (Rs 14.15 lakh to Rs 18.45 lakh).
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As the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama had the Beast as the official car which is the common name for Cadillac One. The limousine is touted to weigh somewhere around 7,000 kg – 9,000 kg due to all the armour additions made to it. This includes things like bulletproof windows that are made up of 5 layers of glass and polycarbonate that could even prevent the armour piercing bullets, concealed pump-action shotguns, tear gas cannons, blood bags for defensive purposes, a GPS tracking centre, the body of the car is made using 5-inch thick military-grade armour (made from titanium, aluminium and steel) capable of withstanding grenade attacks, the front section has a tear gas grenade launcher, night-vision cameras, the car could be driven on a flat tyre, satellite phone with direct connection to the vice-president and pentagon, 8-inch thick doors that could seal in President from any chemical attack.
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