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  • Mar 22nd 2012 at 12:30PM
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If there's one thing nerds love more than obscure factoids, it's the thrill of a good argument. MSN has set out to settle one of comic bookdom's quintessential questions by attempting to discern whether the 1989 Batmobile is quicker than its 1966 predecessor. While we'd love nothing better to see the atomic-powered sire do battle with its jet-powered offspring, we'll just have to make due with a couple of replicas. In this case, the '89 gets its power from a carbureted Chevrolet small block with an aluminum intake manifold and not much else.

Meanwhile, the 1966 uses a C4 Chevrolet Corvette for its underpinnings, complete with a fuel-injected small block of its own. The '66 boasts an estimated 300-325 horsepower while the '89 serves up a more modest 285 ponies. Bets are made, flags are dropped an one vehicle stands above the other. We won't spoil it for you.

We will say there seems to be some on-screen trickery afoot, however. Watch closely, and it's clear the '89 holds onto left lane at the beginning of the race, only to swap places in the slow-motion replay. Something tells us this game was rigged from the start. Hit the jump to see the full episode for yourself, but be warned. Fair warning: the finale sequence may be Not Safe For Work for some of you. Maybe there's something else nerds love more than arguing and flexing their trivia muscle.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Should have been 30sec of drag racing followed by 9.5 minutes of car washing instead of the other way around...
        • 3 Years Ago
        I agree but there are different websites for that sort of entertainment.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looking at that picture, i don't care.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Skip to 10:10 for the good part.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The batmobile was in that video?
      • 3 Years Ago
      So painfully staged, in the photo-finish, the cars even swap lanes... *facepalm* Would have been cool to see how they actually did, oh well.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The actual race was all Fast and the Furious style, where the cars exchange the lead 10 times in a quarter mile. BUT the car washing action at the end was very much so worth my time. Sweet baby Jesus...
      • 3 Years Ago
      This video ended a billion times better than i thought it would
      • 3 Years Ago
      title should be "how to trick your hot female co-worker in to a bikini"
      Alma V. Hassan
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's 10 minutes of my life I aint getting back! Good thing they had her in the bikini at the end, or else this would have been the most stupid video I ever watched. So obvious its rigged.
      • 3 Years Ago
      dat ass. Skip to the end for the best part. The rest of the video was basically like taking an argument by some of the trolls here on AB and video taping it... rather painful to watch.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Screw the race. Just fast forward to the 9 minute mark.
      • 3 Years Ago
      9-10 second 1/4 miles... BwahhhHAHAHA! Precisely at the 9:20 mark in the video you can peer deeply into the bikini bottoms and see that Marisha leaves no hair behind.
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