With the release of the first Dark Knight Rises trailer, it seemed appropriate to commemorate the occasion by showing you Batman’s original cinematic vehicle. Of course, this one has been pumped up to turbocharged levels.
Yes, we’re talking about the original Batmobile that appeared in Tim Burton’s Batman movies; the very same one that inspired modern-day iterations of the Caped Crusader’s all-purpose vehicle. Only this time, it doesn’t come with a prop engine like so many others. This one comes with something pretty bad ass: a turboshaft turbine engine that was sourced from a naval drone helicopter and produces an output of 385 horsepower. Pretty impressive, right?
The work comes courtesy of Casey Putsch and Putsch Racing. And in addition to adding a legitimate turbo engine, the team also dressed up the interior from its spartan-like set-up to something a little more appropriate for a car of this stature, including an Apple iPad set-up right in the middle of the car’s center console.
Needless to say, this Batmobile doesn’t come with all the heavy artillery that the Caped Crusader used Gotham City. Lack of firepower notwithstanding, the tuned-up engine still makes it one of the most formidable Batmobiles we’ve seen patrolling the streets of the world.