This Batmobile is powered by a turbine

Posted by Starr Keshet

The very talented Casey Putsch has built what appears to be the only turbine-powered Batmobile on the planet. 



Unfortunately, there is no Catwoman stretched out on the back seat in a tight leather outfit, but I guess the sexy car more than makes up for that.

So check this out.

Under the hood of the sleek and contoured Batmobile sits a Boeing turboshaft engine. 
Originally designed for naval drone helicopters, the engine’s power output is rated at a cool 385 - which is typical for a vehicle that weighs approximately 2,800 pounds.



The inside of the Batmobile is probably just as trippy, with a satellite Internet-enabled Apple iPad acting as an "avionics system" and displaying GPS info. 



Additional specs include:

  • 139” wheelbase.
  • 20 ft long.
  • 7 feet, 5 inches wide.
  • 2800 lbs without driver (est).
  • Steel tube frame/monocoque chassis.
  • Fully independent cockpit-adjustable pneumatic suspension.
  • Limited slip differential.
  • Disc brakes.
  • 4 speed sequential shift, semi-automatic transmission with reverse.
  • Digital avionics with i-Pad for app support, GPS, and satellite internet.
  • Infra-red and visible light spectrum reverse cameras with cockpit monitor.
  • Sliding canopy.
  • On board fire suppression system.

 
[Via AutoBlog & ToddCooperRider]