I’ve always thought the mighty President of the US of A is an exception to the popular term , “You can’t always get what you want”. But that myth has finally been proven wrong as President Barack Obama said today that he originally wanted his presidential limo to boast a hybrid drivetrain.
So what keeps the ruler of the free world from getting what he asks for? In this case, it was the Secret Service. Obama’s body guards said that a hybrid engine couldn’t produce the kind of power necessary to scoot the massive Cadillac down the road in an emergency situation. That’s saying something, considering the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid boasts a V8 with enough power to have a 7,700-pound towing capacity. Part of us thinks it might also be a security concern to have a vehicle that may be more susceptible to electronic interference from nefarious sources, but that’s just a guess.
No one’s exactly sure what the Commander-in-Chief’s car has under the hood, but it’s a good bet that it has eight cylinders and enough torque to move a mountain of armor plating. We hear it’s a diesel and we’re guessing it probably nets fuel economy on par with most RVs.
Obama’s pining for a hybrid limo came to light during a speech about the government’s recent purchase of 5,000 of hybrid cars and trucks for federal use.