People from all age groups, including children have been known for their fantasy with batman and his companion Robin, for fighting crime in the city on Gotham. This has led to a whole franchise of batman memorabilia for the character’s fans including the various Batmobiles. We have earlier covered a series of Batmobiles in our piece called 11 most outrageous Batmobiles ever, that have used technology and innovation as apparels, and this time it’s the worlds only turbine powered version of the car, enhanced with most features one can fathom in a car.
The Batmobile, has traditionally been shown to be powered by turbines, but never in reality as such a sample ever been produced. Casey Putsch, the owner of Putsch racing has taken the onus and built the worlds only turbine powered version of the vehicle, keeping all design and technology cues as seen in 1989 version of the movie starring Michael Keaton as batman. Describing the idea behind recreating his version of the Batmobile, Casey Putsch said,
“I think most every kid liked Batman, and having grown up in the generation that saw the 1989 film as a child, I always loved the Batmobile. What car guy doesn’t? Who doesn’t imagine driving around in the Batmobile? That being said, my primary drive in life is to become a professional race car driver with an eye on Indy Cars. Over the years I have learned a great deal about engineering and gained a wide array of skills from personally preparing and restoring race cars from the last 80 years of automotive history. With my interest in history, I have learned a great deal about man’s technological achievements in everything from racing to manufacturing and from space exploration to war. This background and that childhood excitement for a fictitious character is what gave me the unique ability to create the worlds only turbine powered Batmobile.”
The physical dimensions of the car would be strong enough to create the impression it would need to. With a length of 20 feet in all, along with a width of 7 feet 5 inches, this steel chassis vehicle can be easily called imposing structure, after weighing it totality which comes to 2800 lbs without a driver. The car is technology loaded with the independent cockpit adjustable suspension, disk brakes, and 4-speed semi-automatic transmission. Navigation isn’t a problem with the in-built GPS system, and the facility for the satellite internet, iPad integration, infra-red and visible light spectrum reverse cameras. All functionalities can be monitored with the display monitor in the cockpit, and should a fire break out, there is the fire suppression system to keep the passengers safe.
With the craze the Batman franchise has on its fans around the world, it can only bring out the very best in terms of technology and innovation when it comes to automobile engineering. Unluckily this car is a one-off version, but has it not been so, it certainly would have been on the wish-list of every automobile lover.