This is perhaps the first time in the history of the Daytona 500: the official car of the US President participated in the opening ceremony of the race.
Of its intention to explore maskirovka oval limousine Donald trump said to reporters from Fox News last week. It was assumed that the US President will visit the track of the Daytona 500, returning to Washington after a holiday in the Florida palm beach.
SCOOP: Multiple Sources tell @FoxNews that @realDonaldTrump is planning to take a lap at the @DISupdates Daytona International Speedway in the “Beast” presidential limo ahead of the Daytona 500. It’s not 100%, but that is the plan at the moment.
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) February 15, 2020
Up to a certain point, all interested persons were suspected in a statement, trump’s a catch: to bring multi-ton armored car to the race track – the idea is, to put it mildly, peculiar. However, the President of the United States did even more: a parade of cars topped not only the limo, but several off-road support.
Such attention to trump the competition may be due, for example, that 62 at the Daytona 500 opens the racing season NASCAR series this year. And in the route guide already said that the President attending the race was “a great honour”.
Limousine Donald trump, nicknamed “the Beast” looks like a stretched Cadillac, but in fact it is specially built car, which is based on a truck chassis Chevrolet. According to rumors, it weighs up to 9 tons due to armor, additional protections, complex communication, and the like. Approximate cost – $ 1.5 million.