Somewhere a huge Batman fan is relishing in his (or her) big splurge…a totally street-legal Batmobile Tumbler replica that recently sold for a whopping $1 million on a luxury goods site. The replica was from Batman Begins (directed by Christopher Nolan and starred Christian Bale, in case you’ve been living under a rock) and is drivable on the road. The listing appeared on the James Edition site, with the seller stating, “We have built this insane vehicle to be street legal; however, please understand that this is not a daily driver!” Not sure if the fanboy will be using it as his daily driver, but it’s definitely worth taking out for a cruise every now and then.
The car is unweaponized but does features an 8-cylinder LS1 engine mated to an automatic transmission, in addition to a custom-built frame, chassis and drive line. It rides on massive 44″ “super swamp tires” with custom wheels and an all-black interior black interior boasting five driver-assist cameras, GPS navigation and a stereo with Bluetooth and iPhone integration. It’s definitely not a family car since it only seats two and the only color is comes in is pitch black. There’s no specific name to pinpoint the creator of this replica, but the listing did say its location was Indialantic, Florida. But since it’s not a Warner Bros. official replica, the buyer might be hit with a lawsuit (good thing they’re rich) since Batman is a copyrighted character (the studio won a suit last year after Mark Towle, a California man who operates Gotham Garage and creates replicas of automobiles featured in movies, wasn’t authorized to create his own Batmobile).
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.