Forget soft drinks, chocolate and chips – vending machines are now in the business of dispensing cars.
A 15-storey building in Singapore is offering up luxury vehicles, including Bentleys, Ferraris and Lamborghinis, and is the largest “vending machine” in the world.
Once the customer selects the car they wish to look at, a lift-like platform brings it down to the ground floor
Used car seller Autobahn Motors recently opened the futuristic showroom, with vehicles on display in 60 slots just like you’d find your favourite chocolate bar or fizzy drink.
The dispensing concept is similar to that of a modern snack machine, too, where customers on the ground floor choose from a touchscreen display which car they wish to see.
Once selected, the car arrives within a few minutes, travelling down the middle of the building on a moving platform.
Vehicles on offer range from modern luxury sports cars to classics, including a 2014 McLaren 650s, a 2012 Lamborghini Aventador and a 1955 Morgan Plus 4, as well as a number of Ferrari, Bentley and Porsche models.
Gary Hong, general manager at Autobahn Motors, said the vending machine format was aimed at making efficient use of space in land-scarce Singapore as well as standing out from the competition.