Turbine Batmobile blows your mind (and ears)

Casey Putsch from Putsch Racing recreates the 1989 Batmobile, complete with a street-legal turbine engine culled from a drone helicopter. It's lean, mean, loud, and completely cool.

Putsch Batmobile
One Batmobile to rule them all. Putsch Racing

Going all the way back to the original red-highlighted Batmobile on up to Christian Bale's modern and aggressive Tumbler , Batman has always had the coolest, most powerful cars.

Casey Putsch at Putsch Racing took the inspiration for his personal Batmobile from the 1989 Michael Keaton film version. He calls it the world's only real Batmobile. He makes that claim based on a very powerful and loud argument: a turbine engine.

That's right. Let's linger on that a moment. This car has a military-spec Boeing turbine engine culled from a drone helicopter. Turn up your speakers and watch the video below to get an idea of what it sounds like.

Putsch Batmobile turbine
That's one fine turbine. (Click to enlarge.) Putsch Racing

According to Putsch Racing, the Batmobile took five months to build and is made with military surplus and racing car parts. Putsch rebuilt the engine himself.

The Batmobile debuted in June at the Ault Park Concours d'Elegance in Cincinnati, where it racked up quite a few honors. Not surprisingly, it also took home the "People's Choice" award. It's hard to beat a Batmobile with a helicopter engine for sheer cool factor.

You might think a car like this is destined to collect dust in an automobile museum or be carried around on a flat-bed trailer.

Nobody in their right mind would let a beast like that out on the street, would they? Oh yes, they would. This bad boy is completely street-legal.

 

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