‘Atomic batteries to power…turbines to speed…Roger, ready to move out.’ Yes bat-fans, as any caped crusader knows, if you really want to strike fear into Gotham City’s master criminals you need a Batmobile. But not just any Batmobile, a fully-loaded replica based on the iconic 1966 mean machine driven by Adam West in the classic TV series. KAPOW!
Needless to say Replica Batmobiles don’t come cheap. But suave millionaires and their youthful wards don’t care about money, and neither should you. This is your chance to own a custom built, officially licensed replica of the most famous car on the planet. Holy mechanical marvel!
Lovingly built by skilled artisans across the pond (no, not Alfred the butler), each Replica Batmobile packs the power of a brand new GM350 crate engine beneath its fibreglass body, so racing from the Batcave to Commissioner Gordon’s office in just a few bat-seconds is easier than sliding down the Batpole.
But what about those all-important bat-gadgets? Well prepare to soil your satin pants (worn over your tights, natch) in excitement because this triumph of engineering is fully loaded, and includes a working rocket exhaust flamethrower, opening roll top dashboard doors, flashing red beacon, automatic Batbeam antenna grid and glowing Detect-a-Scope radar screen. Great Scott! Unlike other TV/movie replicas the Batmobile is more than a prop, it’s a fully operational, road-worthy car with all the bells and whistles, including gauges, push-button ignition and working lights. This crime-fighting classic even comes with 21st century features such as a dash-mounted DVD player, electric actuators that open the hood and trunk, and a six speaker sound system. Dancing the Batusi as you pull up outside comic book conventions has never been easier!
Of course any car worthy of the Dynamic Duo has to look the part and the Batmobile truly excels. As well as chromed rocket tubes, double ‘bubble’ windshields and custom leather seats, a stunning $20,000 paint job is included. Even the underside of the car is painted black. Holy attention to detail! If you can’t pull Catwoman in this there really is no hope.
To be honest (and Batman always is, kids), we can see no good reason (apart from the trifling matter of $150,000) why anyone wouldn’t want a Replica Batmobile. You can keep your Ferraris and Maseratis, this is the greatest car in the world. Must rush, the Batphone’s flashing. Dananananananana-na BATMAN!