Good news, Batman lovers! A fully functional Batmobile replica exists — and you can even drive it outside of Gotham City.
The result? A replica that’s the spitting image of Batman’s iconic beast. But that’s not all, it also comes with an eco-friendly twist: it’s electric.
Without further ado, I present to you the
Dark Green Knight:
And to get a full picture, here are both the Tumbler and the e-Tumbler:
Weighing just 600kg, the electric Tumbler features the same tubular steel chassis as the original, but replaces its bulky metal bodywork with lightweight panels made of ABS plastic, carbon fiber, and composite.
This makes the EV nearly four times lighter than its 2,268-kilo on-screen twin, which, in turn, helps with acceleration.
Speaking of speed, the 500hp 5.7-liter V-8 found in Batman’s original Tumbler has given way to an electric powertrain and a pair of lithium-ion batteries that should allow the car to reach a rather unimpressive 65mph.
There’s no info on the range yet, but I hope to God it’ll be enough to outrun the Joker and the Scarecrow.
The electric six-wheeler also comes with automatic sliding doors, four safety cameras, and monitors.
Plus, you can bring a passenger along. Think of them as a sidekick, your very own Robin.
On the downside, the car doesn’t have an Attack Mode capability, nor the machine guns and the rocket launcher of the original. But, come on, people, it’s an actual e-Batmobile and THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS.
The prototype is currently on display at the Van Daryl automotive gallery in Ho Chi Minh City. And yes, pre-orders are live.
There’s no word on the price yet, but I imagine I’d need to sell some organs to be able to buy it.
Until that happens, at least I can find some comfort with this teaser:
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