China President Xi Jinping has arrived in the United States, marking his first visit to the country in six years. This significant trip comes after his previous meetings with former US President Donald Trump in 2017. This time, President Jinping has met with current US President Joe Biden, and he wasted no time introducing his highly secretive armored limousine, codenamed ‘N701’.
The Hongqi N701 Limousine, exclusively manufactured by the Chinese brand Hongqi, has been specially transported all the way from China to accompany President Jinping on his official visit. While many details about the official vehicles of world leaders remain confidential for security reasons, some information about these exclusive automobiles does become public knowledge.
For instance, President Biden’s Cadillac One Limousine, also known as ‘The Beast’, is a stagecoach that weighs 20,000 pounds, boasts five-inch thick windows, and can seat up to seven people. Its features include an impenetrable body, making it bulletproof and grenade-proof. Similarly, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels in a Mercedes Maybach S650, equipped with bulletproof and bomb-defensive capabilities.
However, details about the Hongqi N701 Limousine are scarce. Chinese media reports indicate that the vehicle spans approximately 18 feet in length and operates on 21-inch thick bulletproof wheels. Its windows are also bulletproof, and the exterior body is fortified with armor plating. To ensure the safety of occupants, an air compression system has been implemented to protect against chemical attacks. It has been rumored that the limousine is powered by a robust six-liter V12 engine, generating an impressive 408 horsepower.
Despite its understated design, the Hongqi N701 Limousine possesses a commanding road presence. Featuring a solid front fascia with a large grille and subtle chrome accents on the bumper’s vertical slats, the vehicle exudes elegance and power. The LED lights are minimalistic, complemented by chrome detailing on the window surrounds.
As President Xi Jinping continues his diplomatic visit, the world eagerly awaits further insights into the capabilities and features of this highly secretive armored limousine.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What is the name of China President Xi Jinping’s armored limousine?
China President Xi Jinping’s armored limousine is codenamed ‘N701’ and is manufactured by the Chinese brand Hongqi.
2. What are some notable features of the Hongqi N701 Limousine?
While specific details are sparse, the Hongqi N701 Limousine reportedly measures around 18 feet in length, has bulletproof windows and wheels, an armor-plated exterior body, and an air compression system for protection against chemical attacks.
3. Who else has notable official vehicles?
Other world leaders, such as US President Joe Biden, who rides in the heavily secured Cadillac One Limousine, and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who travels in a Mercedes Maybach S650 with bulletproof and bomb-defensive capabilities, also have notable official vehicles.