Tokyo might hold the title for being the one city where you can buy the weirdest (and most unusual) products from a vending machine, but if you really want to make a high-end purchase, we suggest you visit Singapore. Why? Because the Asian city-state now has an incredible, 15-story luxury car showroom that works just like a car vending machine and sells Ferraris, Bentleys, and more.
It makes a lot of sense: Singapore’s not only a reference when it comes to all things luxury, it’s also one of the world’s most expensive cities when it comes to square footage. Autobahn Motors, a company that specializes in selling used exotic cars, manages to store the cars properly while also showcasing them in an attractive manner.
Gary Hong, who manages business development for the company, told Reuters, “We needed to meet our requirement of storing a lot of cars. At the same time, we wanted to be creative and innovative with a concept of using car vending machine.”
Although it might look like an idea straight from a toy store (and that may actually have been their inspiration), they’re not playing around when it comes down to the cars they sell. Some of the impressive “fast toys” you can currently purchase at ABM’s showroom include a 2016 Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport 3.0, 2013 Rolls Royce Ghost, and 2014 McLaren 650S Spider. The structure is able to hold up to 60 cars at a time. Even more impressive is the fact that it’s the tallest structure of its kind in the world.
If you’re curious to know exactly how this works, it’s simple: there’s a touchscreen on the ground level where you can pick which model vehicle you’d like to check out. Then, using an advanced system of moving platforms, the car is brought to you in a couple of minutes. The potential client can take the chosen car out for a test drive and finish the purchase right there and then.
Not willing to travel all the way to Singapore? You can check out Carvana‘s vending machine-like structures across the United States. They might not be as impressive as the one in Singapore — with the structure in San Antonio “only” being able to hold 30 cars at a time — but they will give you a taste of what luxury car showrooms may look like in the future.
For more information on Autobahn Motors Singapore and a full list of currently available models, be sure to visit their website.