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Exclusive close up with the batmobile (car) and batpod (motorbike) for the Batman The Dark Knight 2008 movie for KDI readers. We have compile some cool stuff about this real vehicle about the specification, function and pictures below:
Length: 15 ft (4.572 m)
Width: 2.8448 m broad
Weight: 2.5 tons
Acceleration: 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds. Under full acceleration, the car could actually rise up on its front “legs” while the front wheels stayed planted on the ground creating an effect like a giant spider.
Maximum Speed: 266 mph @ 425.6 km/h >> airborne @ 220mph
Engine : 350-cubic-inch Chevy engine capable of 500 horsepower. 340-horsepower General Motors V8 engine. The jet engine and vector controls could jump up to 6 feet vertically and 40 feet horizontally.
Fuel: The “jet engine” on the back of the car was fed by propane tanks.
Tires: “Super swamper” tires by TSL standing 37 inches tall (via titanium axles).
Rear flaps for brake
Landing hook to Sprung landing stabilization
Integrated fire-extinguishing system
Integrated safety connection to gasoline control
Jet engine on back of car for quick boosts/rampless jumps
Stealth mode, which turns off the car’s lights and reduces the engine sound enormously, resulting in making the car very hard to find in dark places
Caltrops are deployed from the rear of the vehicle. Batman uses this to immobolize a police vehicle following him.
Front of car is heavily armored, so the car can crash into and destroy objects, and also protects the driver (Batman) while in the prone driving position/”Attack” mode
Both front wheels can eject when the vehicle is damaged to form the Batpod, a bat-cycle like vehicle.
The Batcycle for the 2008 superhero film, The Dark Knight (directed by Christopher Nolan), is called the Batpod, and was designed by Nathan Crowley, who designed the Tumbler Batmobile for Batman Begins (2005). The bike has 20″ front and rear tires (basically the Tumbler’s front wheels), and the engines are located in the hubs of the wheels.
The Batpod is steered by the shoulders instead of hands, and the rider’s arms are protected by shields. The Batpod ejects out of the Tumbler’s front end, and because the Tumbler is ordered to self-destruct, the Batpod allows Batman to continue his pursuit. For the film, the bike is armed with grappling hooks, cannons, and machine guns.
Six models were constructed for the film’s production to anticipate some of them crashing. One action sequence in the film shows the wheels rolling against their normal rotation, seemingly for added stability in sharp turns or other maneuvers.
above picture from thedarkknight.eu