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Gigantic Exotic Car Vending Machine Dispenses Ferraris, Porsches

Super-sized automat opens in Singapore

Ed Tahaney
May 15, 2017

Looking for a slightly used sky blue Porsche 964, a black Ferrari California, or a bright red Classic Rover Mini?

Now you can window shop without stepping into a showroom at "the world's largest car vending machine," the new Autobahn Motors building in Singapore. It resembles a giant Matchbox toy car set from the street and seems like one of the coolest ways to buy a collectible car.

The building features a multi-story window faade with 15 levels and four columns of exotic and luxury cars on display. A high-tech automated system is utilized to manage the inventory that holds 60 vehicles and retrieve them like a ginormous vending machine.

Reuters reports that customers on the ground floor can choose the car they want from a touchscreen and the cars arrive in less than two minutes.

Like most big cities, Singapore has a limited amount of real estate available to used car dealerships. The vending machine format, in addition to looking cool, is the most efficient use of limited space. Volkswagen's Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany, may have been its inspiration along with food automats of the past.

"We needed to meet our requirement of storing a lot of cars. At the same time, we wanted to be creative and innovative," said Gary Hong, Autobahn Motors general manager, to the news agency.

The building opened in December and if you can't make the trip to Singapore, Carvana has opened smaller versions of its own car vending machines in several U.S. cities and recently opened another one inSan Antonio, Texas.

Carvana's San Antonio car vending machine holds up to 30 vehicles and iseight stories high. Not quite as impressive as the Autobahn Motors building, but still a unique way to window shop for your next ride.

Source: Autobahn Motors via YouTube, Reuters

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