Meet The Only Turbine Batmobile In The World

Ah, the Batmobile. Surely the perfect set of wheels for kids (of all ages) who appreciate both cars and comics.

Problem is, most Batmobiles (even movie originals like the one sold on eBay at the beginning of the year) come with painfully disappointing Detroit V8 lumps for motive power, rather than the flame-spitting jet propulsion of the Tim Burton-era movies.

But be disappointed no more, bat fans, for a gentleman by the name of Casey Putsch has put together what he is calling the world's only turbine-powered Batmobile.

Under the indescribably phallic bonnet lies a Boeing turboshaft engine that began life in a US naval drone helicopter. Now, it has been plumbed into the Batmobile rep and, being as it is rated at 385hp and has to push a reasonably modest 1270kg, should propel the Caped Crusader along at a more-than-decent lick.

And if you're wondering what the iPad is doing strapped to the car's centre console, apparently this acts as both the avionics system and the Sat-Nav. Not that Batman needs sat-nav. He always knows where he's going.


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  • Baffled Spoon 14 Jul 2011

    That sounds properly cool cool

  • dlc74 14 Jul 2011


    Now that's what were talking about.......

  • pauldm28 14 Jul 2011

    dlc74 said:

    Now that's what were talking about.......
    Judging by that response. I think he likes it.

  • Godzilla 14 Jul 2011

    He forgot to say "Atomic batteries to power. Turbines to speed..." so FAIL. biggrin

    Shame it appears to have side exhausts rather than shooting great flames out of the rear pipe.
    What sort of gearbox does it use to gear down a turbine?

  • bob1179 14 Jul 2011

    That is really quite cool.

    I bet it's a bugger to park though!


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