One dark night
This is not Batman’s legendary Tumbler. This is homemade. By two Australian guys. In a shed. Strewth
Posted: 30 Jun 2010
Given the Tumbler of the movie is essentially nocturnal, we take it for a night cruise. In daylight it's hard enough to see out of, but now it's nearly impossible. There are a couple of little halogen lights at the front which give the Tumbler an eerie spider-esque look, but don't do much to illuminate things. Fortunately we have a police escort to keep an eye on us, making sure we don't veer off line and end up terrorising pedestrians. And once it's travelling at a decent pace, the Tumbler is remarkably nimble, while AP Racing callipers mean it can stop on a five-pence piece.
"That's the furthest I've driven this thing," Hodgson says, after we park up and clamber out. "All I could see were the tail-lights of the police car in front. But I absolutely loved every minute of it."
He's not the only one.