President Obama's limo, Ironhide re-formatted?

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President Obama's limo, Ironhide re-formatted?

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:05 pm

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I recently read in a couple places that the current Presidential limo, informally known as Cadillac One, is built on a GMC Topkick chassis, complete with all-wheel drive and a turbocharged diesel V-8. The Topkick, as you may know, is the basis for Movie Ironhide.

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Re: President Obama's limo, Ironhide re-formatted?

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:30 pm

A limo? You sure? It would be cool, but an off-road limo wouldn't look very presidential.
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Re: President Obama's limo, Ironhide re-formatted?

Postby SJ21 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:39 am

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I just saw a show on Spike called "That's Tough". They ranked the most heavily armored cars on the planet, and Cadillac One was number one on the list. The number of security features on that car is amazing.
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Re: President Obama's limo, Ironhide re-formatted?

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:03 am

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Rodimus Prime wrote:A limo? You sure? It would be cool, but an off-road limo wouldn't look very presidential.


I'm having trouble upoading a pic, but if you google it, you'll see it really doesn't look like a normal limo, it's almost 6 feet high at the roof, for one. Def looks like it could be riding on a truck chassis. Love it.
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Re: President Obama's limo, Ironhide re-formatted?

Postby Jesterhead » Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:14 pm

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I have a feeling that it was built from the ground up and shares very few frame parts with any factory vehicle.
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Re: President Obama's limo, Ironhide re-formatted?

Postby Skyfire77 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:44 pm

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Jesterhead wrote:I have a feeling that it was built from the ground up and shares very few frame parts with any factory vehicle.



More like Frankensteined out of whatever parts GM had lying around. Per the Wiki:
The current presidential limousine entered service on January 20, 2009. According to the manufacturer, General Motors, the 2009 Cadillac presidential limousine is the first not to carry a specific model name. The vehicle's outward appearance carries many current Cadillac styling themes, but doesn't exactly resemble any particular production vehicle. The body itself seems to be a modification of the immediately previous DTS-badged Presidential limousines, but the vehicle's chassis and driveline are assumed to be sourced from the GMC Topkick commercial truck. Many body components are sourced from a variety of Cadillac vehicles; for example, the car apparently uses Cadillac Escalade headlights, side mirrors and door handles. The tail of the car seems to use the taillights and back up lights from the Cadillac STS sedan. Although a price tag has not been announced, there is a rumor that each limousine costs US$300,000
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Re: President Obama's limo, Ironhide re-formatted?

Postby Seibertron » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:49 pm

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Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:A limo? You sure? It would be cool, but an off-road limo wouldn't look very presidential.


I'm having trouble upoading a pic, but if you google it, you'll see it really doesn't look like a normal limo, it's almost 6 feet high at the roof, for one. Def looks like it could be riding on a truck chassis. Love it.


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Re: President Obama's limo, Ironhide re-formatted?

Postby Godzillabot Primal » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:10 pm

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You mean something like this?

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Re: President Obama's limo, Ironhide re-formatted?

Postby Skyfire77 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:50 am

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Here's a cutaway:
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And here it is being unloaded from AF1:
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And a full-view:
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And here it is high-centering in Ireland last year:
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Re: President Obama's limo, Ironhide re-formatted?

Postby Godzillabot Primal » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:18 am

Motto: "Roll out!"
Skyfire77 wrote:Here's a cutaway:
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And here it is being unloaded from AF1:
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And a full-view:
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And here it is high-centering in Ireland last year:



no offence, but that doesn't look like a Topkick at all, otherwise a very cool looking car
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Re: President Obama's limo, Ironhide re-formatted?

Postby Skyfire77 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:15 pm

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Well, no, it wouldn't. The chassis and powertrain are from the Topkick, the body is made up of various Cadillac parts.
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Re: President Obama's limo, Ironhide re-formatted?

Postby Cybertronian » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:40 pm

Skyfire77 wrote:Here's a cutaway:
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And here it is being unloaded from AF1:
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And a full-view:
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Leakin' lubricant! I can't think of a better disguise for an Autobot bodyguard. It'd also be good for security bots under Ironhide or Red Alert's direction. OR... An Obama Headmaster/Transtector. (Ooo... that last one makes me shudder with glee!)
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Re: President Obama's limo, Ironhide re-formatted?

Postby Godzillabot Primal » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:14 am

Motto: "Roll out!"
Skyfire77 wrote:Well, no, it wouldn't. The chassis and powertrain are from the Topkick, the body is made up of various Cadillac parts.


Oh...I see, sorry about the mix-up
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Re: President Obama's limo, Ironhide re-formatted?

Postby Skyfire77 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:20 pm

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Cybertronian wrote:Leakin' lubricant! I can't think of a better disguise for an Autobot bodyguard. It'd also be good for security bots under Ironhide or Red Alert's direction. OR... An Obama Headmaster/Transtector. (Ooo... that last one makes me shudder with glee!)


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