Saturday, March 27, 2010

Batmobile - Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992)

This Batmobile is 20 feet in length, driven by Michael Keaton that was based upon the 1967 Chevrolet Impala found in a London junkyard. It was powered by 327-cubic inch V-8 Cheverolet engine mounted low in frame in order to drop the hood line and enhance the sleek profile. It had a Rolls Royce engine components that were used to form the hood-mounted intake, turbine blades that were scavanged from a British Harrier fighter jet.

Two Batmobiles, the featured and a stand-in, appeared in "Batman" and "Batman Returns". Three additional studio-authorized Batmobiles (this was one), were constructed for publicity and promotional use after the film's release.

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