KAPOW! Batmobile on sale in Dubai

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just someone driving a replica Batmobile...

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s just someone driving a replica Batmobile…

The Batmobile is on classified marketplace website dubizzle.com; yours for a cool AED3.5 million

The Middle East is renowned for flashy motors. Hit any major street in any major regional city in the evening, and you will see a number of unusual, rare and exotic supercars, from Aston Martins to the Pagani Zonda, but this latest car to hit the second-hand market outdoes them all – a replica Batmobile!

While movie buffs are all talking about the new Star Wars film this week, ‘Dubizzlers’ and Batman fans alike have been ogling a replica of the Tumbler Batmobile used in the Dark Knight movies, posted up on the dubizzle motors section earlier this week.

The vehicle, a 2012 model with only 250 kilometers on the clock has been posted for sale by GTR Motors for a cool AED 3.5 million. This  street-legal car can shoot flames from a rear mounted “jet engine” at the flick of a switch – ideal for a beach barbeque, maybe, or for simply roasting onlookers.

Described as a cross between a Lamborghini and a tank by the film’s production designer, and powered by a 5.7-litre, 8-cylinder Corvette engine producing 550hp,  this crazy set of wheels includes practical stuff you might expect – air conditioning, leather seats and a rear camera. You go from 0-100kph  in 5.6 seconds (not bad, but we’d expect Batman to drive something like an Ariel Atom, which does 0-100kph in just 2.4 seconds)

With a top speed of 250kph, the million dollar baby has distinctive gull wing doors, and the front of the car lifts up at high  speeds, giving that fresh-out-of-the-movies look. It’s one of only eight replica Tumbler Batmobile vehicles made worldwide.

Osman Bhurgri, Product Marketing Manager, Motors from dubizzle said: “The iconic Batmobile has long been a true symbol of the original superhero since Batman was created back in 1939, and we are incredibly excited to have the Batmobile-style Batman Tumbler Replica car for sale on dubizzle.com. This is a fantastic example of the diversity of dubizzle and showcases the secondhand automotive gems which can often be found on the number one motors marketplace in the UAE.”

A truly amazing vehicle, but where does Batman keep his shopping?

 

Author: Will

I write stuff about things and things about stuff. I live in Dubai, and I like it.

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