Kim Jong Un has an affinity to luxury cars and his latest ride, a Rolls Royce Phantom, drew stares as he rolled up in style to meet U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in North Korea on Sunday, The Drive reported.
The vehicle was first spotted in video footage of Kim’s arrival, shared by Voice of America.
Kim had traveled in what was believed to be a Mercedes-Maybach Pullman Guard armored limousine, which costs roughly $1 million, CNN noted.
The vehicle made an appearance in June, when Kim was whisked away from a summit with President Donald Trump in the stylish limo.
Kim's latest purchase comes despite United Nations sanctions against North Korea for the sale of luxury goods to government officials, and has many wondering how he was able to obtain these new rides.
There have only been roughly 10,000 Phantoms built between 2003 and 2017, making the vehicle a rare purchase and, while it is unclear whether Kim’s limo is armored, The Drive noted that it would be particularly rare if it were.
Kim drew attention for his mode of transport earlier this year, when a mystery high security train with tinted windows pulled up at Beijing’s central train station, fueling speculation that he was visiting the Chinese capital to engage in secret talks with his South Korean counterpart.
The drab green 21-car train, which may have been transporting Kim, resembled the train his father Kim Jong Il rode to China in 2011, USA Today reported.
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