17 Jul '11, 7am

Man builds world's first real #Batmobile -- using turbine #engine from #army #helicopter

Man builds world's first real #Batmobile -- using turbine #engine from #army #helicopter

Everyone has gawked and gushed about the Batmobile in all the Batman movies, and almost everyone has wished they had one. Now, this man can finally say he has one, that he built himself. STOMPer Batty says: "Casey Putsch has built the world's first Batman, powered by a turbine engine created by Boeing for a naval helicopter. "The engine was most extensively used by the US Navy to power a drone attack helicopter. "The Batmobile's power output is rated at 385 horses, which is good for a vehicle that weighs around 2,800 pounds. "From the guy's blog: "'I think most every kid liked Batman, and having grown up in the generation that saw the 1989 film as a child, I always loved the Batmobile. What car guy doesn’t? Who doesn’t imagine driving around in the Batmobile?' "Check out the car's specs: "Military Boeing turboshaft helicopter engine 139” wheelbase 20 ft long 7 feet, 5 inch...

Full article: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/this_urban...

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