Holy Gumball 3000, Batman!

Become the Dark Knight, but only if you’ve got enough dosh

Bruce Wayne is a pretty cool customer: billionaire by day, superhero by night, and owner of a series of outlandish vehicles throughout his adventures, most famously the iconic Batmobile.

Now, thanks to Swedish automotive madmen Caresto, you too can feel like the Caped Crusader, provided you have plenty of cash, a spare Lamborghini Gallardo, and an ex-Koenigsegg engineer on hand, that is.

The delightfully ridiculous ride was designed for 2016 Gumball 3000 entrants Team Galag, after they enlisted the company founded by former Volvo and Koenigsegg employee Leif Tufvesson.

It is the first real-world Batmobile to be built based on the design seen in the Arkham Knight video game, and features absurdly complex, bespoke carbon fibre bodywork atop its enormous 3.4 metre custom chassis, with 3D printing used to produce the final bat-adorned touches. With room for a driver plus an aspiring Robin, the luxurious interior comprises soft black leather, transparent fabrics, and gold stitching, plus electric lights that illuminate the seats, pedals and floor when the tilting cockpit canopy is opened.

Despite its massive size, the car is designed to drive well, with a highly rigid tubular frame, fully independent front and rear suspension with double wishbones connected to coilovers at the rear, and a specially designed aluminium push rods set-up up front. Power comes from a 560hp V10 unit pulled from a Lamborghini Gallardo, and is connected to a paddle shift gearbox controlling the 26-inch wheels. The only thing missing is military-grade weaponry!


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