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Let’s face it: Batman is great, but he wouldn’t be the badass Caped Crusader we all know and love without the benefit of his hot ride. The Batmobile has gone through a lot of incarnations (check out the Wikipedia article for the full history, a surprisingly fun read), but the one that has always stood out in my mind is the version from Batman and Batman Returns, which appears to be the inspiration for the actual working Batmobile you see above (Batman geeks, please correct me if I’m wrong here).

According to the YouTube page of creator Casey Putsch (highlights my own):

It is powered by a military spec Boeing turboshaft engine driving the rear wheels through a semi automatic gearbox. It features a custom tube frame/monocoque chassis with fully independant suspension, disc brakes, and a sequential shifter. It runs on kerosene, diesel, or Jet fuel and has a power to weight ratio comparable to a Dodge Viper.

Sorry Tesla, I’ve just found my new dream car. It might not be as eco-friendly, but I’ll be a hit with all the kids at Comic-Con.

via Ryan

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