Casey Putsch of Putsch Racing wanted to build a Batmobile modeled after the one in Tim Burton’s 1989 film, but he didn’t want the typical replica with a General Motors 350 salvaged from a junkyard. To give his build the power befitting its appearance, he used a 385 horsepower Boeing turboshaft engine from a naval drone helicoptor. He calls this the only turbine-powered replica. It can run on kerosene, diesel, or jet fuel (just like Nick Nolte).
Putsch says it has a power to weight ratio similar to a Dodge Viper. (For comparison, this replica weighs 2,800 pounds to the Viper’s curb weight of 3,284 pounds.) It’s 20 feet long and almost 7.5 feet wide. There’s an Apple iPad on the dash for GPS information and some of the gauges. The car also has a fire-suppression system and infrared and visible light cameras. It’s even registered and insured for driving in the U.S. You can see more pictures and a video of this sweet ride after the jump.
It’s impressive and all, but this is still my favorite bat mobile: