Video: Turbine-Powered Batmobile

Putsch Racing has constructed the world's first turbine-powered Batmobile.

The pride of Dublin, Ohio, Putsch Racing has built the world's only turbine-powered Batmobile. The Batmobile was based on the original from Tim Burton's Batman from 1989. The vehicle was constructed using the lines from the original movie sketches which, incidentally, support a turbine powerplant. The boys at Putsch Racing used a Boeing turbine engine from a decommissioned military helicopter to power their Batmobile. The 365hp engine is 20ft long and 7 and half feet wide. It can burn jet fuel, kerosene or diesel.

Base weight is roughly 2,800lbs and has a similar power to weight ratio as a Dodge Viper. The Batmobile has a sliding canopy for entry/exit. The car is street legal and registered in the U.S. Check out the Batmobile cruising around the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio below:

From their website, Putsch Racing says their inspiration has "taken the fantasy of movie magic and the power from what was once used to protect our country and combined them into an exercise that inspires bigger dreams and opens creativity."

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