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FOR SALE: Turbine-Powered Batmobile by Putsch Racing

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Since the very first Batmobile was introduced in May 1930, there have been replicas made by fans and tuning houses everywhere. But never has one been made with an actual turbine engine that the Batmobile of the late 80s had in the film. Putsch Racing has done just that...minus the guns, rockets, gadgets and gizmos.

Putsch Racing is better known for restoring and tuning cars and bikes, but this one-off project is quite possibly Casey Putsch’s most unbelievable yet. Not to mention that the car sounds like a fighter jet. A really mean fighter jet.

Powered by a turbine engine taken from a decommissioned military helicopter, the Putsch designed Batmobile is a marvel in ingenuity. There’s even an iPad in there doing who knows what. Maybe they took a page out of Hyundai’s book and used it as an owner’s manual. We’d hope not though, something cooler seems more fitting.

What’s even better than Putsch designing and creating this fire-breathing beast? It’s for sale. But you’ll have to contact Putsch directly for a price, which is probably fairly high.

Hit the jump for some more information and an accompanying video of the Batmobile by Putsch Racing.

Main features

— -Fully independent, cockpit adjustable suspension with disc brakes
Steel tubular space/monocoque chassis
— -4 forward speed semi-automatic, sequentially shifted transmission with reverse
— -365 horsepower Boeing turboshaft engine
— -Fiberglass and aluminum coachwork
— -Digital avionics and centrally mounted touch-screen iPad with 3G
— -Fuel cell and racing approved on-board halon fire extinguishing system
— -Approx. 2800 lbs.
— -DOT approved turn-signals, tail, and headlights
— -On-board air-compressor
— -Stereo
— -Air horn
— -Runs on Jet A, Kerosene, or Diesel fuel

FOR SALE: Turbine-Powered Batmobile by Putsch Racing

Some points

— -The car drives just as well on the highway as it does on city streets and is operated similarly to any production car.
— -The turbine engine and its operation are quite simple and anyone with very basic instruction can operate it successfully.
— -Maintenance is exceedingly simple and the service intervals are actually less than that of normal production cars.
— -As the engine is US military in origin, it is of the finest quality and componentry.
— -The ride height of the car is cockpit adjustable much like the front of newer Lamborghinis allowing the owner to navigate different terrain.
— -Sound level is mostly treble so it seems loud up close, but quickly quiets as the car moves away. Cockpit sound level is acceptable.
— -Exhaust gasses, while hot, do not have the destructive force that popular myth assumes.
— -The car takes a few seconds to start and spin up to its idle speed, but is ready to drive immediately with no warm up period needed.

Serious buyers only are invited to call at (614) 832-8728



10 comments:

This replica really seem to be the original. It only shows that there are lots of people who got hooked with Batman Movie. The creator of this car is impressive, but it’s not the kind of car that I’m gonna be tempted.

It looks so cool. I really love the concept and the design of this Batmobile. It’s a good a thing that the operations and turbine engine is simple that even normal people with basic instruction can use it with ease.

Would I try driving this Batmobile? smiley Anyway, there is really no doubt that the automaker of it is a big fan of Batman, well it’s because the platform of this vehicle is so inspired by Batman’s car.

If this race car is I’m going to use on a race, I think I can’t beat my competitor for the fact that this one is seems so heavy and hard to drive.

I wonder if where did the buyer use this kind of car, sure on the race, but it was too weird for a race car, it seems that the platform that it has, will surely interrupt the figure performance of it.

Was it really a race car? Well, I just can’t believe that on its long body, it will suit or fitted to be on the race. Anyway, I’m still impressed with this strange car, so unique and yes, strange! smiley

Wow! It’s my first time to see this car. It’s still in the market? I want this car. The style and the design.

Is this car still out in the market? I wanna feel like I’m in a Dark Knight movie. Hope to see Anne Hathway riding these bat mobile.

I have known several people that want to own this strange vehicle. Anyway, I think it would be a best deal if they have added the guns, rockets, gadgets and gizmos that can be found in the 1980’s batmobile.

This batmobile is a bit plain contrast to the one that was being marketed on the Ebay For sure this vehicle is quite popular during the late 80s. I was charmed with the sound of its turbine. I think that’s the similar engine that was used in the original film.

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