Roadgoing Batmobile to be sold at auction

November 14, 2013 | By | In News, Video

An incredible replica of the Batmobile is set to go up for auction later this month.

The replica, which was built from fibreglass on a one-off chassis, is fully road legal and is claimed to be capable of hitting 60mph in under five seconds.

That’s thanks to the 3.2-litre Jaguar straight six which lurks under its… um… bonnet.

It even features a fully-functioning flame-thrower at the rear, to simulate the jet afterburner that the original was supposed to have.

What’s more, its hydraulic suspension can raise the car by up to nine inches, to improve ground clearance.

Inside, two bucket seats, complete with Batman-logo’d harnesses, sit behind a completely custom-built dashboard.

The replica is based on the version of the Batmobile that was featured in the 1989 Batman feature film directed by Tim Burton – rather than the more recent Christopher Nolan films.

Auctioneer Historics at Brooklands reckons the remarkably faithful replica will fetch somewhere between £70,000 and £90,000 when it goes up for sale on 30 November.

“The car is like a dream for any Batman fan. It brings traffic to a standstill with people wanting to be photographed by it,” Edward Bridger-Stille, from Historics at Brooklands, told the Daily Mail.

“It is a smooth-driving car, however there’s not a lot of all-round vision – it’s a bit like a fighter jet in that sense.

“But it also quite quick thanks to its lightweight fibreglass body, and should be capable of 0-60mph in less than five seconds.”

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