September 2, 2011
1989 'Batmobile' up for sale on eBay
Replica car up for grabs on auction site for $620,000
A replica version of the 1989 Batmobile has been put on eBay with a buy it now price of $620,000 (£383,000). The car, described as the world's only turbine powered bat car, is being sold by its designer Casey Putsch from Putsch Racing. He said of the car:
Having a perfect reliability record, this car is ready to be enjoyed by an enthusiast who is looking for the ultimate luxury in one-upmanship. Construction is in a completely different league than both replicas and of course the movie prop cars.
The design is modelled after the Batmobile driven by Michael Keaton in the Tim Burton version of the superhero tale.
You can watch a video of the vehicle in action by clicking below.
As well as a 365 horsepower Boeing turboshaft engine, the car boasts fibreglass and aluminum coachwork, digital avionics and centrally mounted touch-screen iPad with 3G. It also has an airhorn.
If you fancy putting in a bid, it's best to hurry as there are only 3 days left to purchase the car.
The next Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, is due for release in the UK on July 20, 2012.
- Previous: 'American Pie' cinema sequel gets a teaser trailer – video
- Next: 'Wolverine 2' script to be re-written