If you ever dreamed of owning the Batmobile from the Tim Burton Batman movies, your time has come. A preview of vehicles for the upcoming Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in January features a truly one-of-a-kind Batmobile replica listed with no reserve.
For starters, the Batmobile, created by Ohio-based auto restorer and designer, Casey Putsch, retains the iconic wingtips that swoop over the rear wheels. Putsch created the vehicle using limited schematics, relying on mental images to make it come to life. In addition, this particular Batmobile is handcrafted using both race car and surplus military parts. Also, like the original, it features a Boeing turbo shaft jet engine as its main power plant, common on many military helicopters. The engine produces 365 horsepower and is mated to a four-gear semi-automatic, sequential-shifted transmission. Yes, a turbine-powered Batmobile.
The Batmobile can move 0-60 in just 3.9 seconds, which is nearly as quick as a Cadillac CTS-V. Even adding to the accuracy to the movie car, this Batmobile replica also spews fire from the rear. The title of the Batmobile interestingly enough is listed as a 1985 Chevy Corvette. It’s lighter than it looks too, under 3,000 pounds (2,800) and measures a stately 20-feet long. Inside the cockpit you’ll find some modern avionics and an ipad that is responsible for controlling the vehicle’s suspension. You can lift and lower the vehicle to your preference and driving situation.
As for the top-mounted machine guns, they work for sound only, they don’t fire real bullets. Only one of these was created so it is truly one of a kind. Adding to that claim, the vehicle won three awards when it made its official debut earlier this year at the Ault Park Concours d’Elegance in Ohio. It will roll across the auction block sometime between January 21-29 in Scottsdale.