Is it a Corvette? Mustang? This Batmobile is both
Replica selling for US$675,000
A replica of the “Tumbler” Batmobile from the Dark Knight trilogy of films is up for sale in Florida, boasting a US$675,000 price tag and several features that may make it one of the most accurate replicas available.
The vehicle is built off a custom tube-frame chassis, and while it’s powered by a 350-cubic-inch engine allegedly sourced from a 1969 Corvette, it’s legally registered as a 1968 Ford Mustang. (To boot, it’s listed on Autotrader.com as a 2018 Lamborghini Aventador.)
“This is essentially the closest you’ll ever get to owning the real vehicle used by Batman,” the seller writes in the ad for the “Carbon Fiber edition replica.”
They’re referring specifically to the movie-accurate hubless-axle front suspension; the flame-spitting “pyrotechnic setup” installed; and the three screens in the cockpit, each connected to a different exterior camera.
The body panels are allegedly built from carbon-fibre, including the roof panel which, in an apparent first for Tumbler replicas, can be opened via key fob. The LED headlights, flood lights, brake lights and turn signals are all functional and, the seller notes, DOT-approved, hinting this Batmobile may be street-legal.
A replica of the “Tumbler” Batmobile is for sale in Florida.