Becker Automotive Design: Excursion Executive Limousine
Edited by John Kiewicz
Reprinted from Motor Trend Magazine, March 2001
The market's strong and you're finally doing well. You travel a lot and need to conduct business while you go about the town. You need a large, classy rig in which to pick up and entertain clients. Whatever the reason, you're now in the market for a personal limousine. The only problem is you don't want a traditional (stodgy-looking) stretch limo.
Becker Automotive Design has just what you need, and more. Becker specializes in creating personal limos using Ford's more-than-full-size Excursion that not only offers loads of interior space, but will also tow a large boat or trailer. The best part is that nobody will know that the Becker Excursion is a limo, so you'll have your privacy and security as you and your associates are shuttled around town.
The Becker Excursion contains all the traditional stuff you'd expect in a limo, including upgraded (super comfortable) seating, loads of legroom, food/drink service areas, plusher carpeting with extra sound-deadening materials, and more-but goes many steps further. Depending on how you option your Excurlimo, you can include items such as a 20-in. video/computer/navigation LCD monitor, Philips navigation system, a Dell Optiplex GX1 Pentium III computer, wireless Internet modem, a Palm Pilot interface setup, Nintendo/Sega/Sony video games, and even a Sony DVD system. Becker (known in Beverly Hills as the audio store of the stars) can also fit your Excursion with a custom audio package consisting of items such as a Nakamichi AM/FM/CD player, Panasonic DTS digital sound decoder, a plethora of speakers, including a pair of 10-in. sub-woofers, custom-built equalizer, and 600 watts of Sony power-all good for a serious brain bruise. Leather, suede, and carpeting are all of Rolls-Royce quality-or better.
Externally, Becker spruces up the look of the Excursion by color-sanding the factory paint and adding items such as body kits, cowl-induction hoot, special side mirrors, aftermarket billet grille, and auxiliary lighting. Performance improvements come in the form of 3-in.-diameter Remus chrome oval exhaust tips, Rancho 9000 adjustable shocks, and Boyd's 18-in. aluminum wheels wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion p285/60R18 tires.
When it comes to security, the Becker Excursion limo doesn't dissapiont with its extremely elaborate electronic protection system. But if you need even more, the Excursion can be fitted with Becker's Ultimate Security Package that includes armor plating capable of withstanding "full metal jacket" gunshots and rocket-propelled grenades. Don't forget rem-style bumpers, Runflat tires, remote engine start, and even GPS tracking of the vehicle.
Now that you've made it big, leave those traditional stretch limos to movie stars and heads of state; consider a discreet, though decidedly large, Becker Excursion. Sorry, driver not included.