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Battle Of The Batmobiles

  (YouTube Link) In the first episode of Machinima’s new geek-tacular webseries Super Power Beat Down, the original TV Batmobile from the 60s TV show is set against the 1989 Tim Burton version in a drag race with some rather surprising results. If you want to skip the chatter and get straight to the racing, jump ahead to [...]

Batmobile Cake

Truly Custom Cakery based its cake on the Batmobile from the 1989 movie. Would the Tumbler Batmobile taste better? Or the 60s-era Batmobile? This calls for a comprehensive study. Link -via That’s Nerdalicious! | Bakery Website

Dutch Superbus: Stretch Batmobile as Public Transportation

What looks like a Stretch Batmobile, goes really fast, and runs on electric motor? The Dutch Superbus, the brainchild of Wubbo Ockels, who created the car for public transportation (that or a really, really expensive ride to prom). AOL’s Translogic blog has the video clip: Link (Photo: Radio Netherlands Worldwide)

Autobot Info

Cars are a huge part of geek culture, and nowhere is this more evident than the Transformers franchise, a comic/toy/movie line that has spent the last few decades dazzling us with stories of cars that turn into frickin’ robots and then pound the motor oil out of one another. You’ve got your good guys, the Autobots, [...]

Military Vehicle Design Inspired by Batman Movie

British defense contractor BAE Systems unveiled a concept image for an unmanned armored vehicle that was inspired by the Batmobile as it appeared in the 2005 movie Batman Begins. Project leader Hisham Awad directly attributed the design to Batmobile: While Awad was showing one of his team’s concept vehicles, the unmanned skirmisher known as Raider, another [...]

Man Builds Batmobile Replica for $1 Million

Photo: Simon Måssebäck Simon Måssebäck of Sweden spent about $1 million building his own Batmobile. It’s built onto the chassis of a 1973 Lincoln Continental and has a 700 hp engine. Like the, uh, real Batmobile, it’s loaded with all sorts of gadgetry: There’s sat-nav to help you find the scene of the crime (and other helpful [...]