The car of Batman could soon end up in your garage. Well, you will still have to pay a small sum to become its owner. After his appearance in the two great classics of Tim Burtonstarring Michael Keaton as Batman, the Batmobile landed at Six Flags in New Jersey, where it served as a prop for the roller coaster of Batman Returns, before being bought by a passionate collector of movie cars. He is now presenting this historic vehicle to the public for the very first time.
With its glossy black fiberglass body and batwing fins, the car is elevated by 15-inch wheels shod in Mickey Thompson tires. Inside, inspiration comes from motor sports : there are a lot of gadgets and whistles, with several psychedelic touches.
Designed by illustrator Julian Caldow and built by John Evans’ SFX team at Pinewood Studios in England as a prop, the vehicle is fitted with a electric motor and can reach a top speed of 40 to 50 kilometers per hour. A hook launcher is mounted on the side as well as a working flamethrower. But all of this obviously comes at a price: the 1989 Batmobile is currently on offer for $1.5 million.