Shanghai Mechanics Make DIY Batmobile!


Chinese mechanic Li Weilei and his team of engineers have begun making replicas of the Nolan era Batmobile out of scrap metal. According to the Daily Mail:

"They saved money at every turn, spending just 70,000 yuan (£7,100) and hand-polishing the bodywork to save cash.With extensive experience in prop design and talent in cutting and soldering, they made the whole model from 10 tons of scrap metal in two months.They have now made a series of the cars, Li said.‘We’ve built a dozen Batman’s cars,’ he added. ‘Two of them are in Shanghai, while the rest are on display in other parts of the country.’Feng Dohan, a police officer who took photos of the car, said: ‘We have had a lot of enquiries, but I hate to disappoint fans.The vehicle is actually a life-size model of Batman’s futuristic car.‘It is quite amazing though – not the sort of vehicle you want to give a ticket to.’The low-slung car is more than 10ft wide with rear wheels almost half as tall as a grown person.Their model is almost a hundred times cheaper than a fully-functioning ‘Tumbler’ Batmobile which went on sale earlier this year.Just one of five replicas built, it featured a 5.7-litre V8 engine and 44-inch tyres and is completely street legal."

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This is pretty ccool, I gotta say. Though it obviously won’t corner as well.

Photos courtesy Central European News.