Matthew Jones31 August 2011

Turbine-powered Batmobile for sale

Don’t go near eBay for the next five days. You will become poor. Quickly.

The Batmobile's on eBay. Not the Tumbler or one of those funny Lincoln Futura-based things - we mean THE Batmobile.

Well, we say THE Batmobile, we mean A Batmobile that's about as close as anyone's ever got to the real, fictitious thing from the Tim Burton movie, Batman.

Created by 29-year-old racecar builder, Casey Putsch, this thing isn't some miserable lashed-up kit car - it's got an ex-military Boeing turboshaft helicopter engine that produces 365 horsepower and happily runs on jet fuel, kerosene, or diesel.

Underneath, there's fully independent, cockpit-adjustable suspension dangling from a steel tubular space/monocoque chassis, on top of which there's fiberglass and aluminum bodywork.

In the centre console there's an iPad 2 - Wayne Enterprises wallpaper, natch - which deals with the digital avionics.

The price? £379,669.

Don't click this link. You'll bankrupt yourself. Now look at this Batmobile gallery.

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