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Man builds turbine-powered Batmobile, brags about having the only one (video) -- Engadget

If this guy was my neighbor, I'd be arrested for grand theft auto the night he brought this home......that is if the pigs could fly as fast as this thing!!



So you think you're a huge fan of the Dark Knight, huh? Not so fast. Do you own a full-sized Batmobile? Yeah... we didn't think so. But, auto restoration guru Casey Putsch does, and to launch himself further into super-fanboy status, he upgraded the engine with a Boeing turboshaft -- snatched out of a naval drone helicopter. According to him, this makes his collector's item one of a kind, in true Bruce Wayne fashion. Sure, these discarded movie props are usually powered by a standard 350 (especially the older models), but that wasn't enough for a dude's dude who appraises and designs all types of vehicles for a living. Mods were also made to the interior, including an iPad in the dash which serves as the avionics system and keeps track of the important GPS coordinates -- you know, stuff you'd expect Lucious Fox to toss in to track villains and such.

 

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I can't believe I missed out on this, Niagra Falls is a mere 5hr drive from me, and I woulda driven 28hrs to see this

 

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Lol, well I was laying in bed looking at it on my phone, sue me. :icon_cyclops_ani:
 

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haha, I'm gonna leave that one alone!
 

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I think they should make it a hybrid though, turbines don't have much off the line power, the electric motor could be used for launch.
 

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I think they should make it a hybrid though, turbines don't have much off the line power, the electric motor could be used for launch.
first off, seriously???

secondly, that's what afterburners are for! It wouldn't be the batmobile without flames shooting out the back!
 

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Electric dragsters are extreme. And very "batmobily" - cool futuristic sound as they fly away. Also, it would probably be something Wayne Industries could get him with ease. :lol:
 

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Seriously. Even an afterburner isn't going to make it launch off the line, turbine engines just don't work until they get up to speed. Electric motors produce full power from a dead stop. You can still have flames shoot out the back at the same time.
 
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