Choose your own Ferrari as if it was a bag of Cheetos: the first supercar vending machine has landed in Singapore, creating a new concept of automotive retail.
Choose your own Ferrari as if it was a bag of Cheetos: the first supercar vending machine has landed in Singapore, creating a new type of automotive retail.
What is a supercar vending machine? In the case of Singapore, it’s a 15-story building, 45 meters in height for 60 parking spots. In full display are new, used or vintage cars such as Lamborghini, Porsche, Bentley, Ferrari and many more.
Apart from being innovative, the idea exploits vertical available air spaces, perfectly adapting to the modern metropolis from all over the world.
How does the supercar vending machine work?
It’s all managed by an informatics system: the Automotive Inventory Management. The buyer has nothing to do but choose the desired car on a touch screen and this, through an elevator, shall be released in 2 minutes.
On the official site of Autobahn Motors, the client can send credit transfer by pc, tablet or app, with the assurance of receiving the selected product.
The buyer may also decide to buy the car at the moment or take it for a test drive.
The architect of this project is Gary Hong, the owner of Autobahn Motors, a company specialized in the retail of high-end cars. Gary claims he got the idea while he was walking in a toy store and looking at the display of the objects. “We needed to meet our requirement of storing a lot of cars. At the same time, we wanted to be creative and innovative”.
The project goes international
A similar project has also landed in the United States. In San Antonio, Texas, a network-showroom named Carvana is now able to accommodate 30 cars divided into 8 levels.
Having reached successful sales, the agency raised 160 million dollars to expand the project in other cities of the US. It’s very likely that this ingenious idea will keep on spreading in the years to come.