Launching a cool, new supercar at the Gumball 3000 Rally every year has now become a norm, but to bring in the ultimate automobile belonging to one of the greatest superhero known to man is simply mind-boggling. The 2016 annual Gumball 3000 Rally saw the launch of a Lamborghini powered Batmobile, created by a company in Saudi Arabia called Galag.
While The Gumball Rally 3000 has seen some pretty cool as well as unbelievable cars being displayed from all over the world, things are being taken to another level altogether this year. While many had tried their hand at building something close to the popular Batmobile in the past years, none had been able to convincingly do so. However, it seems like Team Galag had the audacity to challenge that record and come up with a dream car that combines two of the giants in the world of supercars – the Batmobile and Lamborghini.
The incredible real-life version of the Batman’s wheels from 2015 video game ‘Arkham Knight’, has been built by Arestoi, a Swedish car manufacturer. International Business Times reports that the Batmobile 2.0 ran on a 5.2-litre Lamborghini Gallardo engine, encased entirely in a carbon-fibre fitted body, which sits atop 26-inch wheels, boasting of an impressive 3.4-meter wheelbase.
While the Batmobile 2.0 does not have any of the “transforming” capabilities or the military-grade fixtures attached to its body that Bruce Wayne of DC comics would have preferred, what is does have is a delicate makeover, completed with all the details resembling a mini-tank that makes it look exactly like the Batman’s transport vehicle.
While the customized muscle car might have an exterior built that looks tough as hell, the interiors exude nothing but comfort, with soft, luxurious, black leather covering the seats, finished with gold stitching. What’s more, the seats, flooring, and pedals light up when the door of the cockpit is opened.
According to Engadget, the lead engineer spent 15 years bringing this behemoth project to life and he has made a video explaining how he did it. All would be worth the while if the Batmobile 2.0 can successfully complete the designated 3,000-mile motorcade, from Dublin to Bucharest.
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