Volkswagen Autostadt CustomerCenter futuristic garages in Wolfsburg are the ultimate car showrooms with millions of dollars worth of new vehicles sitting in the stunning glass towers.
Each day about 600 cars are picked up from the two 200 ft tall silos by their new owners – making it the world’s largest vehicle delivery centre.
Incredibly, the cars are built at the manufacturer’s main plant, in Wolfsburg, Germany, and transported by conveyor belt to the adjacent towers’ basement.
From there they are lifted into position at a speed of two metres a second via a robotic arm that rotates and run along a central beam.
Each tower contains 400 brand new Volkswagens.
An underground tunnel connects the two buildings, and the cars roll along an internal track to arrive to be fitted with license plates.
New owners can watch as their car is picked up from a bay and delivered to them at the Autostadt CustomerCenter, with the speedometer at zero.
The 20 storey buildings, which were the inspiration for a huge garage in the latest Mission Impossible film – Ghost Protocol – are housed at the Volkswagen theme park, the Autostadt, which translates as “car city”.
Last year 175,893 new cars were handed over to their new owners.
The theme park also features a three Michelin star restaurant, the world’s largest glass doors and the world’s longest printed line – four miles.
A spokesman said: “Taking possession of a new car is a special event and each customer is made to feel like a king.
“Each handover includes professional advice from a personal consultant.
“It is no surprise the CustomerCenter is one of the main attractions for people visiting the Autostadt.
“This automotive theme park attracts people who have a passion for cars as well as those who enjoy culture and unique kinds of events.
“Instead of focusing on vehicle production, the presentations highlight the many different aspects of human mobility.”
Whether you picked your car up from a high-rising glass tower or a simple car lot, always protect it with good auto insurance.