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The Ultimate Transformer: From Lamborghini To Batmobile

Custom car builder Caresto wanted to enter this year's Gumball 3000 with something special. This is the result.

Special project are always cool, well if they're executed properly of course. We've had a look at this "car" before in a video, but this time we can see some behind-the-scenes images of the build process and the design of the one-off creation. As far as custom cars go, the Batmobile is quite a popular one thanks to a few different incarnations of the car, but this is the best one seen to date. Being powered by a 560 hp Lamborghini V10 engine is just the icing on the cake. This Batmobile is functional - and fast!

Taking inspiration from the Batmobile in the Arkham Knight game meant a project of epic proportions, just like that of the body that has a wheel base that measures in at 11.1 ft and a width of 8.2 ft. Just like the PC game version, this Batmobile started life as CAD drawing on a computer. From the technical drawings full scale models were built and these were used as molds so that the bodywork could be made from carbon fiber, which is draped over a rigid tubular frame. Front and rear suspension is fully independent with coilovers connected to a specially designed aluminum pushrod setup. The massive 26-inch wheels hide the 8-pot Brembos up front and 6-pots at the rear.

Inside the Batmobile there’s a combination of soft black leather and also see through fabric that’s held together with golden stitching. There are lights in seats, floor and pedals to make things more realistic and the cockpit lid is electrically operated making entry and exit easier. With the car being used for the Gumball, some comfort needed to be added in and so the Batmobile features climate control, power steering and a banging audio system. This company clearly knows what it's doing when it builds special cars, the quality and work gone into the build is amazing. Wonder if this one is any better at picking up the ladies?

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