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Replica Batmobile powered by an actual turbine
September 2, 2011 1:48 AM   Subscribe

Atomic Batteries to power, turbines to speed as Casey Putsch builds a replica burton-batmobile... with a jet turbine... that's street legal... and is now on ebay.
posted by ewan (27 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
I didn't see if it had Texas plates, but I imagine it will.
posted by three blind mice at 2:04 AM on September 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


There are a few more Batman turbine vids on putsch1's YT site.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:18 AM on September 2, 2011


It has almost 2000 miles on it? Pfft, shitty uses car...
posted by ZaneJ. at 2:46 AM on September 2, 2011


Fucking rich kids.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:48 AM on September 2, 2011


People can just buy atomic batteries and stick them in cars??
posted by DU at 4:21 AM on September 2, 2011


Waiting for Alfred to show up with a tow — Batmobile BREAKS DOWN in Canada [TMZ video, slightly NSFW].
posted by cenoxo at 4:33 AM on September 2, 2011


At the low speeds, it doesn't say "excitement!" as much as "gravitas." Which is something, I suppose, although, maybe, not what he was looking for.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:15 AM on September 2, 2011


Surprisingly affordable. If you're Bill Gates.
posted by tommasz at 5:50 AM on September 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


If I had $620,000 ... no, not even then.
posted by zombieApoc at 6:00 AM on September 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Why is there an iPad on the dash?
posted by odinsdream at 6:07 AM on September 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Needs a batshitexpensive tag.
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:10 AM on September 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


Why is there an iPad on the dash?

Because AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
posted by The Deej at 6:20 AM on September 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


as much as I appreciate buttons take on batman...his version of the batmobile just sucked.
posted by davidmsc at 6:27 AM on September 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


It may be legal to drive something that loud, but it sure ain't nice.
posted by straight at 6:27 AM on September 2, 2011


Yeah, that's absurdly loud, and looks really hard to maneuver. If I had stupid amounts to spend on cool cars, that one doesn't even make my top ten list.
posted by dejah420 at 6:48 AM on September 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I really like the implication that, yeah, there are plenty of Batmobiles in the world, but this one is turbine powered.
posted by Western Infidels at 7:13 AM on September 2, 2011


from description: “It runs on kerosene, diesel, or Jet fuel...”

Wow. In times like these, I guess that kind of flexibility is laudable. I mean, if you ever run out of kerosene, you can just pop some old jet fuel in there.
posted by koeselitz at 7:49 AM on September 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Those three fuels are very sumilar.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 7:56 AM on September 2, 2011


similar. damn.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 7:56 AM on September 2, 2011


Holy commercial development parking lot!
posted by swift at 8:28 AM on September 2, 2011


So, Batman is deaf?
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 8:30 AM on September 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I fear this may arouse the wild rage of batfans but I like the Chris Nolan version of the batmobile better.

*flees*
posted by elizardbits at 9:00 AM on September 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I really prefer the Batman:TAS Batmobile.

Also, I like the tumbler just for the sheer brutalness of it.
posted by mrzarquon at 9:20 AM on September 2, 2011


I like his answer:

@putsch1 why are you selling it?
fjawor

@fjawor I have game changing prototypes to build.
putsch1
posted by merelyglib at 9:39 AM on September 2, 2011


I can just see trying to get this thing registered: pull up to the emissions testing machine and melt it with turbine exhaust.
posted by exogenous at 9:55 AM on September 2, 2011


You would have thought with the asking price on that car, he would have taken his feedback rating (93.3%?!) and his listing's title "Replica/Kit Makes" (yes, that's his whole oh-so descriptive title) a bit more seriously.

Not that I am anywhere near that price tier but still, I wouldn't buy squat from that guy, with that kind of lack of attention to rather important details.
posted by mizjana2u at 2:49 PM on September 2, 2011


I fear this may arouse the wild rage of batfans but I like the Chris Nolan version of the batmobile better.

I wouldn't worry... It's not like you said that George Clooney was the best Batman or something...
posted by Jughead at 4:03 PM on September 2, 2011


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