We’ve seen “car vending machines” before in the U.S. and China, but now a dealership in moneyed Singapore has one-upped both of them. Autobahn Motors, which sells Porsches, Bentleys, Ferraris, Mercedeses, Lamborghinis, McLarens, etc., stores their inventory in this rather ostentatious automated structure:
“We needed to meet our requirement of storing a lot of cars,” Gary Hong, Autobahn Motors General Manager, told Reuters. “At the same time, we wanted to be creative and innovative.” As for how the 60-car structure operates:
Customers on the ground floor choose from a touchscreen display which car they wish to see. The car arrives within one to two minutes thanks to an advanced system that manages vehicle retrieval, the company says.
If you want to drool over some of the cars that Autobahn Motors sells, they’ve got photography and YouTube videos of each of their models here. Here’s a sample video:
It’s not quite as good as that “Motherlode of Classic Cars on 360 Turntables” goldmine we found (sample below), but the models are more up-to-date.