Batman has a cool new ride

Courtesy of McLaren F1 designer
Jun 20, 2011

Gordon Murray's Batmobile

In an age when 3D is the in thing in the entertainment business, one needs to be reminded that nothing is more three-dimensional than live action. As in flesh-and-blood live. Well, DC Comics has approved the production of exactly this--a 95-minute live-action show called Batman Live. Premiering in the UK next month, the show is said to be a multimillion-pound spectacle that features, among others, a specially-designed Batmobile by McLaren F1 creator Gordon Murray.

What's so special about this Batmobile? According to the press release, it's powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and lithium-ion batteries, so it has zero emissions. The car can reportedly levitate 40mm above the ground via electric force field. It also features carbon-ceramic afterburners for "hyperspeed" travel mode. And because it's designed by Murray, its body is made of carbon fiber.

Other "accessories" of this Batmobile for theatric purposes include LED-lit virtual wheels, a radar-jamming system and laser blasters.

Okay, after the kid in us is done drooling, the adult car enthusiast in us must now pass some critical judgment: Does this Batmobile look good? If you were Batman, is this something you'd take on a date with Catwoman?

 

Gordon Murray's Batmobile

Gordon Murray's Batmobile

Gordon Murray's Batmobile

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