NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu was on Thursday elected as the 15th President of the country. He defeated Yashwant Sinha of the opposition in the election. Let us tell you that for the first time a tribal woman will grace this highest position. Murmu will be administered an oath of office and secrecy by Chief Justice NV Ramana on July 25. Now we will give you information about the President’s car, which is very important for his safety. The president’s car represents the country’s status, power and wealth. Along with security, these are some of the reasons why high-ranking officials like the president and prime minister use top-of-the-line cars. The previous president of the country, Ram Nath Kovind, used the Mercedes-Benz S600 Limousine Pullman Guard as his official car. It is priced around 10 crore rupees. It is believed that Murmu will also use the same car.
The W222 Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard is the flagship car of the Makebesh company. This elastic limousine is armored. It is a bullet and grenade proof vehicle specially designed for VVIPs. The car with a length of 6492 mm is a custom-made car that meets the requirements for the highest class of protection (armor protection level – VR6/VR7). Simply put, VR Ratings issues VPAM, the highest rated armored vehicle level testing agency.
The car’s body is designed to easily withstand military rifle shots, high-intensity grenades, breakages and 15 kg TNT impacts. Also, nothing is spoiled even by a barrage of bullets poured from an AK 56 into the car window. Since this is a presidential car, there are many other modifications and equipment in it, but they are not disclosed.
A black Mercedes-Benz W140 armored limousine was also in the lot of cars that President Ram Nath Kovind had. It was used as a backup vehicle. He was escorted by five armored black BMW X5s and several Tata Safaris. These cars are a permanent part of the fleet of the President and the Prime Minister. When the President travels to Delhi, there are 20 to 25 armored cars in his convoy. The number of these cars increases from 170 to 200 when going outside the city.
The custom car gets increased headroom, four seats behind the driver’s bulkhead, a rear entry with reinforced connections between the suspension components and the body. Talking about the engine of this car, the S600 Pullman Guard is powered by a twin turbo V12 engine that generates 516 hp. and 900 Nm of torque.