Given that the Autoblog UK office is filled with wannabe F1 test drivers, stately limousines appeal to us about as much as an episode of Glee, but President Obama's so-called 'Beast' is a little bit different.
In the age of international terrorism and eastern oligarchs, armoured limos are as commonplace as bull-necked security men, but the heavyweight Cadillac is a cut well above the competition.
The 18ft long car isn't just designed to stop bullets, its five-inch thick bodywork is directly derived from battlefield armour, which means the Beast gets the kind of ceramic metal matrix originally designed to stop a tank round.
As a result, its doors are said to weigh about the same as a cabin door on a Boeing 757. Of course the President doesn't have to worry about opening them himself as his car is always flanked by a small army of Secret Service personnel.
Despite already being armed to the teeth, Obama's bodyguards can also call on the Beast's internally mounted pump-action shotguns and teargas cannons.
Up front the chauffeur will have been through more driver training than a nuclear submarine's helmsman. He or she will be able to J-turn the 8-tonne Cadillac in cul-de-sac, and can rely on run-flat Kevlar-reinforced tyres which never shred or puncture.
And if anything does get through all that, there's also thought to be a supply of the President's blood aboard should Obama require an emergency transfusion.
It's all very impressive (and deeply cool) but then so is the price. The 6.5-litre Cadillac is believed to weigh in with a price tag of over $1m. Still, that's a snip compared to the £110,000 an hour it costs the American taxpayer to keep Air Force One in the air.