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Trump allows North Korean leader a glimpse of The Beast

Donald Trump shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un his presidential vehicle (Host Broadcaster Mediacorp Pte Ltd/AP) Photo: AP/Press Association Images

Donald Trump gave North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a glimpse inside his presidential car during their summit in Singapore.

The US president gestured to the vehicle and a Secret Service agent opened the right passenger door to allow Mr Kim to take a look inside.

The seven-seat black armoured limousine – nicknamed The Beast – reportedly costs two million US dollars (£1.5 million) and is designed to give Mr Trump the ultimate protection.

It can be turned into a sealed panic room with oxygen tanks, night-vision camera and reinforced steel plating said to be able to resist bullets, chemical attacks and bombs.

The Cadillac has Kevlar-reinforced tyres and steel rims that can keep the vehicle moving even if the tyres have been destroyed.

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Bottles of the president’s blood type are carried on board in case of a medical emergency, and a satellite phone enables communication to be maintained from anywhere in the world.

As well as being able to defend the president, the car also features a host of attacking capabilities, such as a pump-action shot gun and a tear gas cannon.

The exact size of the fleet is unknown, with some models based in the US and others stored around the world for foreign visits.

A new model is set to be launched later this summer.

Mr Kim travelled in a BMW7 limousine, surrounded by running bodyguards.