You Could Own This Real-Life Transformer for $600,000

Shelby Rogers

Is it too late to adjust our holiday wishlists? This real-life transformer that took the internet by storm in September will be auctioned off.

bmw_letrons[Image courtesy of Letrons]

Antimon is a BMW 3-series car that can transform from car to robot in under 30 seconds. This massive innovation comes as the product of Turkish engineers. The team from Letrons spent 11 months building the impressive bot.

"We want to show our power all over the world," said Turgat Alpagot, sales and marketing director for Letrons, in an interview with CNN. "We think if we do something like this it'll get great exposure all over the world."

Bidding starts at $600,000, and we have no doubt this dream gadget's price will skyrocket until bidding is closed. Antimon will go home with the highest bidder at the end of this week's Big Boys Toys Exhibition in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

The bot isn't road ready, however. But you can operate it up to 12.4 mph. It can fully move its arms, fingers and head in standing position. While the car remains operational, the bot isn't. The Letrons team does hope to one day let humans operate the robot from the inside.

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Letrons plans on developing a fleet of transforming cars, similar to Antimon. Current models in the new fleet include the impressively-named Bizmut, Argon, Wolfram and Tantal.

giant-transformerThe Wolfram Model [Image courtesy of Letrons]

The next steps for Letrons includes making these guys road ready. The company is currently looking for private investors to make this dream a reality. While we don't think these transformers will be fighting Megatron anytime soon, we hope these cool mega-toys can be street-legal soon.

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Via CNN Tech

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