$1.1 Million Youabian Puma: LA Show's Shocker

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Bigger than a Bentley Mulsane and more expensive than a Veyron, this monstrosity is no joke.

Every year the LA Auto Show attracts at least one monstrosity. For 2013 the award for most bizarre automobile goes to the blue beast dubbed the Youabian Puma. You probably can’t tell by the images, but the car is massive. The Hummer-sized convertible is more than 20-feet long, almost eight feet wide and rides on 20-inch chrome wheels wrapped in 44-inch rubber. The car’s creator is a LA-based plastic surgeon called Dr. K. Youabian. Hopefully, he does better work beautifying woman, because this odd-looking creature sure ain’t pretty.

Headlamps come from a Volvo, taillights from a Buick Enclave with the aluminum and fiberglass body boasting a folding hard top and an interior borrowed from a Volvo C70. It does, however, have serious power, with a 7.0-liter V8 packing 505 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to sprint from 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds. Only one car has been built so far. It took five years to build from a garage in Gardena. Having made its debut in LA, the company is taking orders at a cost of $1.1 million. Those mad enough to want the Puma will have to put down a $250,000 deposit and then wait 18 months for it to be assembled.

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