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Get your very own Transformer -- for $600,000.

Autobots, transform and roll out! Fans of the legendary cartoon and recent blockbuster Transformers movies are in for a treat this week when a real-life 'autobot' goes under the hammer.

A BMW that transforms into a giant robot will be the star attraction at the Big Boys Toys 2016 exhibition that takes place at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi from Wednesday.

Turkish company Letvision is launching the world's first Letrons car and leader of the Letrons' clan, Antimon -- a red BMW E92 that turns into a robot in approximately 30 seconds.

The car, designed and developedby a team of 12 engineers and four technicians over eight months, will be up for auction.

It won't come cheap though, the starting bid is expected to be $600,000 for the futuristic mean machine.

"Since it is the first of its kind, we will auction Antimon to any buyer who wants to be the owner of the world's first transformer," Turgut Alpagot, Sales and Marketing Director of Letrons, told 7DAYS.

"Bids will start at $600,000, which is the original cost of the car.

"There will be 11 more cars joining this clan soon."

However, Transformers fans, don't expect to be getting all Optimus Prime and taking it for a spin down Sheikh Zayed Road.

Antimon is remote-controlled, with no seats inside and only goes up to a maximum speed of 20kph.

Alpagot said the firm is planning to produce more than 300 such cars per year in the future with more features and technology.

mahak@7days.ae

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