This Singapore facility is the world's largest 'vending machine' for supercars

This Singapore facility is the world's largest 'vending machine' for supercars
PHOTO: Lianhe Zaobao

Think this is some fancy display case for your child's Hot Wheels? Think again.

What looks like a toy car dispenser is actually the world's largest and most expensive "vending machine" for real, life-sized luxury cars.

More incredibly, the state-of-the-art building is located in Singapore, at Jalan Bukit Merah, to be exact.

Boasting a display of dream cars such as Bentleys, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches and more, it is no wonder a video by luxury and lifestyle magazine Senatus has gone viral, garnering more than one million views on Facebook.

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The Autobahn Motors (ABM) building was built just to park 60 of the million-dollar supercars in an illuminated showcase, which is made more impressive when it comes to life at night.

According to a video by lifestyle news site Covered Asia, the facility was brought to fruition after three years of conceptualisaton. 

Gary and Jack Hong - the owners of ABM - invented the Automotive Inventory Management Systerm (AIMS) which simulates a "fish-bone" system capable of minimising  wind resistance, ensuring the fastest car storage and retrieval speed, reported Covered Asia.

This Singapore facility is the world's largest 'vending machine' for supercars

AIMS also keeps the retrieval speed of cars just under two minutes.

Potential car buyers entering the showroom would first pick a car from an AV presentation before having their cars presented to them on a turntable.

But responses from fellow Singaporeans about the eye-catching infrastructure were mixed.

While some expressed their fascination with the concept, others criticised the impracticality of implementing AIMS on typical parking facilities and groused about the cost of owning luxury cars in Singapore.

A user on mycarforum.com criticising the use of AIMS in public parking.
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A few also noted how the technology of having stacked parking spaces is not new.

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