Wanna be a robot in disguise? Orlando Figueroa can make your dreams come true for a minimum bid of $250,000. The car designer spent fours trucking out a hybrid truck into a transformer. It features exterior lights, remote control doors, and a costume that comes with it.
“I finished it on 9/11 but it wasn’t at this level,” Figueroa told Gothamist. “I brought it to another level since then. Before, it looked like a spaceship and now it looks like a Transformer.” He’s now auctioning it off to make money for a new, more ambitious design.
“When I was young, I had a vehicle in my dreams that would fly, and I lived in it,” Figeuroa tells us. “It had lasers, missiles, everything. It was like a living being that I was inside! So I programmed my brain to create it when I grew up, in the future. It’s not the same as when I was a kid but it’s close, in my mind. I taught myself how to do all of this.”
That police man seems to really be into it. And, hey, if you’re taking up too much space, you can just turn your car into a robot and go vertical, right?
–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles