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This article was published on July 15, 2011


    Here’s a real geek’s car: a fan-made, turbine-powered Batmobile.

    Here’s a real geek’s car: a fan-made, turbine-powered Batmobile.
    Joel Falconer
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    Joel Falconer

    Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found g Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found gaming or consulting. Follow Joel on Twitter.

    This fan-made, turbine-powered Batmobile was featured by Engadget earlier and we’ve been getting drool all over the upholstery ever since.

    For the true geek, and we know there’s at least a bit of that inside anyone who bothered to click on this link in the first place, this is the ultimate in cars. I don’t care what you say about other sci-fi and superhero vehicles. The Batmobile is just plain better than all of them. So I’m supremely jealous whenever I come across someone who has actually gone to the efforts to procure one, even if it’s not quite as well-equipped as Bruce Wayne’s own ride.

    The car’s creator describes it like this:

    “This is the only Batmobile created that makes fiction reality. It is powered by a military spec Boeing turboshaft engine driving the rear wheels through a semi automatic gearbox. It features a custom tube frame/monocoque chassis with fully independant suspension, disc brakes, and a sequential shifter. It runs on kerosene, diesel, or Jet fuel and has a power to weight ratio comparable to a Dodge Viper. The car is registered and insured for the road in the United States. Built in 2011 by Casey Putsch of Putsch Racing.”