The Batmobile’s production team, which is to begin its 9-city tour of the UK, unveiled its star attraction, the McLaren-inspired Batmobile, at a secret location in West London. With its usual charismatic presence, the Batmobile will be unveiled in a special show which will have performances from acrobatic artists to maintain the aura around the vehicle.
Designed by well-known Professor Gordon Murray, this version of the Batmobile features wheels with LED lighting, a two-seat sliding canopy shape, smoke-ejecting exhaust pipe and the trademark sleek carbon finish design which has been noted in previous versions ofthe vehicles. Since the character for Batman is known to be chasing villains at high speeds, the engine has been powered with high acceleration for quick pickup and swift movement capabilities. The chassis has been made with special carbon fiber which makes
the car lighter in weight, and more durable too, so that the Clown and his ilk have things to worry about when Batman & Robin come chasing after them! As for Professor Murray, the idea of using the particular design and the specific materials for constructing the vehicle was arrived at after conducting a detailed study of Formula 1 vehicles and their designs.
Forecasting the vehicle to be close to 20 years ahead of current time in design, Professor Murray felt that the Batmobile will represent cars of that age, especially those on the F1 circuit. Since all things associated with him have the extra element of extravagance, this vehicle will be showcased to the media, at the show which will have 40 selected artists performing an acrobatic display a plot in the story of Batman and his arch-rivals in the city of Gotham. Professor Murray is no stranger to the idea of designing vehicles which have been iconic in their own ways. He was instrumental behind the concept and execution for the McLaren F1 LM, which was introduced in the presence of champion driver Lewis Hamilton.
Other customized Batmobiles include the Machine Gun packed version introduced in 2009, priced at over $1 million that came with its distinct body work and was loaded with tech-gadgets! Observing these trends, it would be safe to call these toys as the uber-rich guys’ toys, but when it comes to the style, one is sure to say, Why Not?