This Batmobile is powered by a turbine
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.