Youabian Puma
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Behemoth ‘Puma’ muscles into L.A. Auto Show

The “Puma” was designed by a Los Angeles plastic surgeon known only as “Dr. K. Youabian.” (Don Kelsen / Los Angeles Times)
The body, which looks like a cross-between a sports car and an armored tank, is nearly 8-feet wide and more than 20-feet long.  (Don Kelsen / Los Angeles Times)
“You can go places other cars can’t,” said Onnik Hovanesian, a production manager for the company. “It is the dream design of the car’s creator.” (Don Kelsen / Los Angeles Times)
It sits on those behemoth wheels that are 44 inches tall and 21 inches wide. No numbers were provided on just how much it weighs. (Don Kelsen / Los Angeles Times)
Under the hood, you can find a 7.0-liter V8 engine packed with 505 horsepower. The company says it can go from zero to 60 mph time of 5.9 seconds. (Don Kelsen / Los Angeles Times)
So far, Youabian has built just one. It took five years to build in a garage in Gardena. The Los Angeles Auto Show is the car’s debut.  (Don Kelsen / Los Angeles Times)
Now, the company is taking orders. The cost? $1.1 million.  (Don Kelsen / Los Angeles Times)
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