FOR SALE: Turbine-Powered Batmobile by Putsch Racing
This one of a kind masterpiece is up for grabs. Any takers?by Deric Raymond, on
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.
— -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
— -Air horn
— -Runs on Jet A, Kerosene, or Diesel fuel
— -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
Source: Putsch Racing