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

Youabian Puma
The “Puma” was designed by a Los Angeles plastic surgeon known only as “Dr. K. Youabian.” (Don Kelsen / Los Angeles Times)
Youabian Puma
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)
Youabian Puma
“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)
Youabian Puma
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)
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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)
Youabian Puma
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)
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Now, the company is taking orders. The cost? $1.1 million.  (Don Kelsen / Los Angeles Times)
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