The Beast is the nickname given to the state car used for the President of the United States. The Beast is usually surrounded by a motorcade for security purposes.
After a fundraiser at Camp David on Christmas of 2011, the Beast was driven down an icy road toward a bridge. Inside First Lady Margaret Asher and U.S President Benjamin Asher swapped Christmas gifts. However, a tree collapsed on the path and The Beast skidded and was on the verge of falling off the bridge. While Mike Banning managed to save Benjamin, he was too late to save Margaret as the Beast toppled over the bridge, killing her and two Secret Service agents, one of them being Mark Diaz.
A new Beast was used during the funeral of British Prime Minister James Wilson in London, where the G7 leaders along with several civilians and other world leaders attended. However, at the start of the London Siege, The Beast was damaged and sabotaged by a thermite grenade. Unable to use The Beast, Mike, Benjamin and Lynne escaped in a Land Rover driven by Voight.