Geek My Ride: Fan Builds His Own Batman Tumbler

Like many of you, the first time I set my eyes on the Tumbler I knew I had to have it. All the speed, the tech gadgets, along with indestructibility of a tank makes it quite possibly THE BEST Batmobile ever.

Meet Bob Dullam. Bob is not your average man from Michigan. Bob is actually a prop artist that has worked on many television shows and movies, but Bob has never done anything like this. For the last 5 years, he has spent his spare time in his garage building the beast that is the Batman Tumbler. Studying The Dark Knight DVD, Bob researched every detail to make his car an almost exact replica of the Tumbler from the movie.

With no knowledge of how to build a car and little under $100,000 dollars, Bob was able to make his very own Batman Tumbler.

Here are the specs for the car:

•Engine: 350 V8 with four-barrel carburetor
•Transmission: 3-speed turbo
•Top speed: 150mph (241km/h)
•Body panels: Epoxy resin reinforced with fiberglass mat
•Tires: 44-inch Super Swampers (rear)
•Steering: Rack and pinion power steering via detachable aviator style pistol-grip steering device
•Weight: Approximately two tons (1.8 metric tons)
•Dimensions: 15’L x 9’W x 5.5’H (4.5 x 8 x 1.7 meters)
•Visibility: Round-vehicle video cameras
•Production cost: Approximately US$50,000 to $100,000
•Street legality: Nope!

The car is nearly complete as Bob now turn his attention to the interior. We look forward to word of its completion and salute Bob and his superior nerdery.

Source: gizmag

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