Fans are claiming to have spotted EXO member Tao ‘s sports car up for sale on the used car website, Bobae Dream, further fueling speculation that he has been planning to leave the group and Korea for good, reports Koreaboo .
A sale posting on the website showed a white Maserati Granturismo Sport 4.7 MC, the car model that eagle-eyed fans claim to have seen Tao driving around South Korea.
The dealer also noted that the original owner of the sports car was a famous idol.
The car was sold for the price of 165 million won (roughly US$150,000).
Also notable was that the Maserati was sold in September 2014, several months before EXO’s latest “Call Me Baby” comeback, Tao’s subsequent injury and the spread of departure rumors triggered by pronouncements from Tao’s father.
Tao’s father said that Tao will be leaving the group amid health concerns.
The idol has been seen in California, United States, where he is reportedly seeking treatment for his injuries .
He is also rumored to be seeking further studies stateside.
Last week, Tao changed his Instagram name from EXO-TAO to Z.TAO .
Should Tao leave EXO, he will be the third member to do so.
Last year, former members Kris (Wu Yi Fan) and Luhan also left the group and the two are currently seeking to nullify their contract with SM Entertainment while pursuing activities in China where they have been met with notable popularity and success.
Kris was chosen as a Chinese male representative to the glitzy Met Gala while Luhan won the Most Popular Actor award for his role in the movie “20 Once Again” .
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