If Frankenstein were around, and he had $1.1 million burning a hole in his undead wallet, he would probably buy the Youabian Puma. Why? Because it’s composed of several unrelated parts together, just like him. And yes, those are tractor tires.
The inappropriately named Puma is huge – and not just huge for a four seat convertible, this thing puts Hummers to shame. Its 242 inches long (significantly larger than even the longest of current luxury sedans), 93 inches wide and 72 inches (six feet) tall. The tires are equally as over sized, measuring 44 inches tall and 21 inches wide.
According to Youabian, the Los Angeles based manufacturer, this “pleasure vehicle” was created for “those individuals who dare to be different than the ordinary.” Somewhere in there is the chassis of a Volvo C70 convertible, the headlights are also from a Volvo and the taillights are taken off — get this — a late-model Buick Enclave. The standard Volvo interior is still present too, but it can apparently be fully customized depending on what the customer wants.
If the Puma has any saving grace, it’s the 7.0 liter LS7 V8 hiding under the hood. Mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission, the LS7 produces 505 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, good for a claimed 0-60 time of 5.9 seconds (we’ll believe that when we see it). It will also get 14 mpg city and 22 mpg highway, but we doubt any person in the running for one of these will be concerned about saving money on fuel.
Here’s the real kicker, Youabian wants $1.1 million for a Puma. If you’re high enough right now to want one, visit the Puma’s website to find out more.