Saturday, October 3, 2009

MILLION DOLLAR BATMOBILE


A Batman fan from Sweden created his own Batmobile for the tidy sum of one million dollars. The custom body is mounted to a 1973 Lincoln Continental chassis and has a custom engine.

The owner picked a good starting point, choosing to base his car on the early-90s Tim Burton era Batmobile, featured in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). The actual car built for the films featured a custom-built chassis and was powered by a Chevrolet 350 engine. One of the five of these cars that were built went up for auction back in May of this year, and though the final sale price is not known, it is thought to have been in excess of a quarter of a million USD.

That seems a relative bargain compared to this pricey replica, but there are some significant differences. As well as having considerably more power than the 90s poster car, this recreation has all sorts of mod-cons to keep any would-be Batman comfy during his/her non-crimefighting journeys as well as the inevitable action sequences.

There's sat-nav to help you find the scene of the crime (and other helpful POIs), a plasma TV for video calls to Alfred (and for distraction during Stockholm traffic jams), voice recognition to keep your fighting hands free (and avoid nasty fines), height-adjustable suspension for navigating dramatic obstacles in your path (and speed bumps), a rear-view camera to watch your back (and help with tight parking squeezes), and machine guns for, er, shooting stuff. Worryingly, there is no word on whether said firearms are real...

I can't imagine spending a million bucks and not having working firearms. You don't want to do something this amazing and go half-ass on the best part.

2 comments:

Keith said...

Hello there. Great post as usual. I really do enjoying seeing what you will post next. I hope you've had a wonderful weekend. Take care. Have a fantastic week ahead. Cheers!

K and S said...

Hi, Keith. Thank you very much. I appreciate the kind words. I put a lot of work in this blog and it's great to hear you enjoy it. I hope you have a great week as well, my friend.

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