Written by : sshields | Published on:: 01/10/2013
Here at The Car People, we’re proud of the fact that our showrooms make it as easy and convenient as possible for our customers to browse our fantastic selection of used cars. This got us to thinking about how important the showroom experience is when it comes to buying a car. So, with this in mind, we thought we’d take a look at just some of the craziest, most innovative and unique car showrooms in the world. Have you been lucky enough to visit any of them?
Dubai is well-known for its luxurious lifestyles, and the rarest supercars around are stacked to the rafters at this 10,000 square foot showroom on the Sheikh Zayed Road. With four more modest outlets elsewhere in the United Arab Emirates too, owner Abdullah Al Ketbi claims he can find you any car you can think of.
Specifically showcasing Nissan’s most luxurious models, this especially chic sales centre incorporate elements you’d usually expect to see in a stylish boutique hotel. With original art pieces on the wall and furniture created by acclaimed designer Walter Knoll, many car buyers must never want to leave…
One of the most popular attractions at Volkswagen’s theme park Autostadt is the two 20-storey glass towers where 800 newly manufacturer cars are stored whist they await delivery. Each vehicle is transported here directly from the manufacturing plant via an underground conveyor belt and then moved into its designated space by a large robotic arm.
Just like everything else in Vegas, the Penske Wynn Ferrari Maserati is big, brash and dripping in ostentatious wealth. Extra special supercars are displayed on rotating plinths, and the other cars on display are surrounded by velvet ropes for that extra exclusive feel.
The world’s largest Audi centre was designed by respected architect Wilkinson Eyre. The 190,000 square foot, seven-storey high glass and metal structure offers enough room for 117 showroom vehicles, and the foyer features a huge aluminium structure by artist Gerry Judah which weighs nearly a ton and took two days to install.
Just a short drive from Palm Beach, this impressive showroom stocks a huge selection of new and used Ferrari’s and Maserati’s. Transparent panels on the second floor allow you to look down on the cars below, so you can browse two lots of cars at once – perfect for the multi-millionaire with very little time on his hands!
Adjacent to the popular Mercedes-Benz Museum is an equally impressive building that acts as a flagship sale centre. This state-of-the-art showroom continues the museum experience by displaying the cars just like precious pieces of art.
This incredible curved building (also known as ‘The Cockpit’) acts as a sound barrier as well as a showroom, cleverly stopping traffic noise from the A2 from infiltrating the nearby residential area and also providing drivers with a perfect view of the Bentley’s and Lamborghini’s on display.
Written by Adam Fothergill from The Car People. Adam works as one of our call centre managers at The Car People and loves sharing stories, news, and just generally anything to do with the car industry.