Vending machines aren’t limited to just food and cigarettes anymore. A futuristic 15-story showroom in Singapore dubbed the “world’s largest luxury car vending machine,” has opened offering customers million-dollar supercars, including Ferraris, Bentleys, Lamborghinis and Porsches. It can hold up to 60 cars.
Lit up against the night sky, the glass facade of Autobahn Motors‘ showroom resembles a giant display case full of diecast toy cars. But the company did not start out selling cars this was. In the beginning there were traditional showrooms, but it eventually outgrew its early locations and needed to expand, a not-so-easy task given Singapore’s limited space. “We needed to meet our requirement of storing a lot of cars. At the same time, we wanted to be creative and innovative,” said Autobahn Motors’ general manager Gary Hong.
Hong, 45, said he got the inspiration for the new showroom during a trip with his four-year-son to buy toy cars. “From there I realised that the Matchbox arrangement is a mini version of our inventories that can be displayed and arranged nicely.”
From the comfort of a plush sofa on the ground floor, potential buyers can order a Ferrari, Maserati or Lamborghini among other brands, all with the touch of a hand-held device. Once a selection is made, a promotional video of that car is played on a flat-screen television while the vehicle is automatically transported down by a lift.
If you’re curious to see what exactly Autobahn Motors has in their lineup, you can view each of the luxurious car models here.