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President does donuts to prove he's alive: here are other notorious dictators' cars

By The Wheels team, 10 Aug 2019 Features

President does donuts to prove he's alive: here are other notorious dictators' cars

Turkmenistan president Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov isn't the only one to use a car as a public statement... Here are the cars fit for a dictator

Amid mounting speculation that he had passed away, Turkmenistan leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has resurfaced on state television in a flurry of donuts performed next to a flaming crater. 

The death-defying stunt was produced as part of a wider video that showed the leader was alive and well, but the scenes that got us interested involved a modified off-roader being driven precariously close to, what is essentially an active volcano. 

We think it may be one of the most weird political statements ever made – but it also got us thinking – what type of cars do the world’s other dictators drive?

Click through the gallery above to find out.