10 Carros Oficiais de Chefe de Estado em 10 Países

10 Official cars State in 10 Countries
An official state car is a car used by a government to transport its head of state or head of government in an official capacity, which may also be used occasionally to transport other members of the government or visiting dignitaries from other countries. On a state visit, the official state car might be transported for official use by the head of state upon their arrival. It also may serve as an automotive symbol of the head of state and their country. Part of the criteria for an official state car is to have adequate security, capability and stateliness for its duty. A limousine, executive car or sport utility vehicle is usually selected.
Due to the high security risk for the passengers, these vehicles are often heavily secured and protected. Vehicles may be armored by the manufacturer or an after-market specialist. (In this article the term "armored car" invariably means a reinforced civilian vehicle, not the military vehicle often so named.) When carrying an important passenger, state vehicles may be surrounded by a motorcade consisting of police or military personnel. The vehicle's driver might also be from the law enforcement or military pool; the driver of the United States Presidential State Car is an experienced agent from the Secret Service, and the British Prime Minister is driven by a specially trained military SAS driver.
Note: The following information lists some state cars and their users; the list is likely to be out of date in some cases as incumbents and cars change.

1. Uruguay (Honorable Mention)

The presidential state car of Uruguay is an armoured 2005 Chevrolet Vectra.
Municipal intendants of Uruguay are transported in armored Peugeot 607s.
After 2010, the official state car was no longer used. President Jose Mujica instead drives a Volkswagen Beetle. 
José Mujica does not use official cars and donates most of his salary.
It shows the world that you do not need luxury or wealth to bear such expenses, to say, all paid for with taxpayers' money.
(Finally, a president honest and loved by the people, congratulations Uruguayans).

2. United States (The Beast)
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The current presidential limousine entered service on January 20, 2009. According to the manufacturer, General Motors, the 2009 presidential limousine, based on the Cadillac DTS, is the first not to carry a specific model name. The vehicle's outward appearance carries many current Cadillac styling themes, but does not resemble any particular production vehicle. The body itself seems to be a modification of the immediately previous DTS-badged Presidential limousines, but the vehicle's chassis and driveline are sourced from the Chevrolet Kodiak commercial truck. Many body components are sourced from a variety of Cadillac vehicles; for example, the car uses Cadillac Escalade headlights, side mirrors and door handles. The tail of the car seems to use the taillights and back up lights from the Cadillac STS sedan.
The Secret Service refers to the heavily armored vehicle as The Beast.

3. United Kingdom
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The Prime Ministerial Car refers to a number of British manufactured vehicles used by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The vehicles currently used are armoured, custom built Jaguar XJ Sentinel supercharged 5.0-litre V8 models. Prime Ministerial and ministerial limousines are operated and administered by the Government Car and Despatch Agency, an executive agency of the Department for Transport, and stored and maintained at 10 Downing Street. The cars are driven by specially trained UKSF close protection drivers, and are escorted by unmarked Range Rovers and Protection Command officers.

4. Singapore
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The President of Singapore alternates between a 2010 Mercedes Benz S350L and a 2001 Lexus LS 430, both of which are white like all of Singapore's previous state cars. When travelling to official events such as the National Day Parade, the Presidential crest is displayed in place of a license plate, while normally it carries the plate SEP1.
The Prime Minister usually travels in a white 2013 Lexus LS460L. The Prime Minister's Office keeps four official cars, ready for state occasions and visiting foreign dignitaries.
The President, Prime Minister and Speaker of Parliament, are the only political appointees to be given official cars. All other members of the cabinet travel to work in their private cars.

5. Portugal
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The President of Portugal is usually driven in an armored Mercedes S600, or an E67 BMW 760 Li.
One of several Portuguese Presidential State Cars, a Mercedes S600. The license plate reads POR with the 'O' being the armillary sphere of Portugal and the PR for 'President of Republic'.
The Prime Minister of Portugal is driven in a Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTec.

6. New Zealand
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The Governor-General travels in a Jaguar XJ Sovereign.[40] Before 1996, he or she traveled in a Rolls-Royce Phantom VI. During official travel it is the only vehicle in the country not required to use standard number plates. The official flag of the Governor General is flown on the car in which he/she is travelling, The Queen of New Zealand has her own flag, which is used when she is travelling in the country, but there are no specific cars reserved for her use.
The Prime Minister used to travel in one of two cars, one being a Holden Statesman/Caprice sedan or Ford Fairlane, followed by the other vehicle containing their security detail (usually a VY or VE Holden Commodore SV6). The Prime Minister's Wellington-based car has the number plate CR1, and all other cars in the fleet for Ministers have number plates starting in the CR series.The main motorcade vehicles consist of Toyota RAV4s and Holden Cruzes operated by New Zealand Police DPS.

7. Italy
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The then President of Italy, Giovanni Gronchi, personally ordered four custom-built Lancia Flaminia limousines for a state visit by Queen Elizabeth II in 1961. The cars, all of which are landaulettes, were designed by Pininfarina and based on an extended wheelbase from the standard saloon. Two of the cars are still in service today for state occasions.
Sandro Pertini drove a Maserati Quattroporte III during his tenure.
The current presidential car is an armoured Maserati Quattroporte complete with Italian flags, while the prime minister uses a similar vehicle. The government fleet also includes Audi A6 and A8, Lancia Thesis and Lancia Thesis Stola S85 (limousine),Lancia Thema, BMW E60 and E65, Mercedes-Benz W211, W212 and W221, Alfa Romeo 159 and 166 models. Lancia deliverd in 2012 a complete new armoured Lancia Thesis, to the Quirinale palace.
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There is also a curious three-wheeled vehicle Piaggio Ape Calessino, at the president's service in his residence "Villa Rosebery" in Naples. It's blue, decorated with the livery of the Presidency of the Italian Republic, with trims in wood and leather seats. The Ape Calessino is a rarity that few have the opportunity to see as it run only inside of the park. It was donated by Roberto Colaninno, a head of Piaggio industries. Inside, a brass plaque recalls the date of the donation and presidential destination.

8. Germany
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Over the years, German presidents, chancellors and senior politicians have often used Mercedes-Benz S-Class vehicles and their predecessor models. The most famous variants were the Mercedes 300 series "Adenauer" and the stretched "Pullman" variants. Currently the State Car of the President of Germany is an armored Mercedes-Benz S600 with license plate 0-1, but he has also used an Audi A8. The President is (besides the Minister of Defense) the only German official whose official car shows a flag (a version of the President's standard) placed on the front of the hood.
All officials under close personal protection from the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA), Germany's federal police; are transported by the BKA pool of armoured cars and BKA driving staff. The car pool includes armored limousines from all German car manufacturers, usually high-end models such as the Audi A8, Volkswagen Phaeton, BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Some German politicians choose to express their regional origins through the make of car they use. In particular officials from Bavaria customarily prefer cars from Munich-based BMW over the more common Mercedes brand. Some high-ranking politicians from Alliance '90/The Greens (Germany's green party) have chosen Audi, VW or BMW cars to avoid the posh and elitist image of Mercedes models. 
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Current Chancellor Angela Merkel is known to alternate between brands as to project neutrality and support for the German car industry in general.
The Audi A8 sometimes used by the Chancellor of Germany with license plates 0-2.

9. Brazil
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The current official state car used by the president for regular transportation is a 2011-model armored version of the Ford Fusion Hybrid. The car is also used as escort car for the presidential motorcade. The Fusion was first used on 17 June 2008 when it replaced a 2004 Chevrolet Omega.
In February 2012 the Brazilian government bought 12 Canadian-built Ford Edge models, 10 of which armored, for the use of the president and her security team.
The federal government's most important officials (President, Ministers, Magistrates, etc.) use yellow-green brass plates adorned with the coat of arms of Brazil and their titles engraved on them (e.g., President of the Republic, President of the Senate, Defense Minister, Supreme Court President, etc.).

10. Vatican (Popemobile)
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The pope has several vehicles. Most famous is the custom-made white Mercedes-Benz M-Class with an armoured glass compartment at the back. When the pope goes to the weekly audience at Saint Peter's Square he uses a white open-top Mercedes-Benz G-Class. There is also an armoured Mercedes-Benz S-Class in the Vatican garage, and a custom-made Lancia Thesis. All the popemobiles and limousines have registration SCV 1. In September 2012 the Pope received an electrical custom-made Renault Kangoo for use around his Summer Residence Castel Gandolfo. The mini-van is white with the pope's crest on the door. There is a second electrical Kangoo, delivered in blue, for the Vatican Police.

Source: wikipedia.org


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