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Thursday, 14 July 2011

World's Only Turbine-Powered Batmobile

Most Batmobile replicas look awesome, and some even come with nifty gadgets, but they all fall short of the power they have in the movies.

Leave it up to one man, by the name of Casey Putsch, to change that.

Putsch, the man behind Putsch Racing, an outfit that restores, designs and appraises all manner of items automotive, has taken it upon himself to bring us what he calls "the only turbine-powered Batmobile in the world."

Under the (extremely long) hood of Putsch's Batmobile, sits a Boeing turboshaft engine plucked from a naval drone helicopter. The power output is rated at 385hp, which is outstanding for a vehicle that weighs around the 2,800 pounds mark.

Inside, the interior looks incredible, with an Apple iPad taking the center stage of his super(hero)car, which acts as his avionics system and also supplies GPS information.

Bruce Wayne need not worry, but still.

Putsch Racing Batmobile Specifications:

Military Boeing turboshaft helicopter engine

139” wheelbase
20 ft long
7 feet, 5 inches wide
2800 lbs without driver (est)
Steel tube frame/monocoque chassis
Fully independent cockpit-adjustable pneumatic suspension
Limited slip differential
Disc brakes
4 speed sequential shift, semi-automatic transmission with reverse
Digital avionics with I-Pad for app support, GPS, and satellite internet
Infra-red and visible light spectrum reverse cameras with cockpit monitor
Sliding canopy
On board fire suppression system

(The car is currently both registered and insured for the road in the United States)

Watch the embedded video of the beast in action:

Source: Toddcooperider

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