Custom Carmaker Creates Real-Life, Badass Batmobile (Video)

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Holy smokes, Batman, this thing is crazy cool.

Swedish custom carmaker Caresto has manufactured a real-life Batmobile. Led by founder Leif Tufvesson, the Caresto team took design cues from the Batmobile in the popular Batman: Arkham Knight video game.

Even if you're not a comic nerd or a gear head (I'm both, sadly, proudly ...), you have to see this to believe it. Check out this video from Caresto:

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While Caresto typically builds its custom cars to customer specifications, it built this vehicle -- dubbed The TGX -- to take part in the Gumball 3000, a European car rally. 

This thing is more than a pretty bucket of bolts. For the gear heads who are reading this, here some some fun specs/details:

  • 560hp V 10 engine
  • Wheel base is more than 11 feet
  • 26-inch wheels
  • Fully independent front and rear suspensions 
  • Body is made from carbon fiber

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And, boy can she move. See the car in action in the video at the top of the page, courtesy of car blog MrJWW.

Edition: June 2017

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