Want to buy your car from a vending machine?

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If you're in Singapore and looking for a Lamborghini, Porsche, Bentley, Ferrari or MacLaren, then today you can now take home a supercar from a vending machine.

Image: Senatus video screengrab

Singapore is a tiny, rich island republic in Southeast Asia where demand for luxury cars is high but land space is limited. Tens of thousands of square footage required for an auto showroom is prohibitive. 

So Autobahn Motors has opened a luxe, 15-story futuristic showroom with four columns of cars83fishbone84

Watch the whole story from Senatus:

This isn't the first vending machine dealership -- they started appearing about a year ago -- but it's certainly the world's tallest and most luxurious. 

Other vertical auto showrooms have opened in places like Nashville and Austin. Here's a vending machine that came to Nashville, Tennessee in 2015:

Carvana claims to be the world’s first fully-automated, coin-operated car vending machine.

What do you think? Are cars dispensed like soda just the latest sales gimmick in a field already plagued with gimmicks? Or is it an improvement, a smart use of land space and technology and a relief from the free coffee and smarmy insincerities you can expect at the dealership today?

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