British Batman Fan Builds His Own ‘Street-Legal’ Batmobile [Video]
The Batmobile, driven by Michael Keaton in the films Batman and Batman Returns, is a pretty bad ride! I know I wanted one when I first saw the movie. This diehard British Batman fan decided to build one from scratch.
From the video on YouTube, this 'street-legal' Batmobile is fully equipped with flame throwers and is expected to sell for £90,000 at auction.
The jet black machine is based on the Batmobile driven by Michael Keaton's caped crusader in the 1989 blockbuster. It was built in the UK on custom chassis and has a straight six, fuel injected modern Jaguar 3.2 litre engine with automatic transmission. The rear-wheel drive Batmobile comes complete with a fully operational flame thrower and hydraulic suspension which can raise the car by a further nine inches. It is claimed the car will hit 60mph in less than five seconds although the visibility has been compared to that of a fighter jet.
The Batmobile will be auctioned off by Historics on November 30 at Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands.