Street-Legal Batmobile Is Ultimate Expression Of Super Fan's Passion
Man took two years to build a replica of Batmobile
The residents of Sydney, Australia can sleep soundly knowing a Batmobile is prowling the streets.
Well, not quite. The street-legal Batmobile was built by super fan Zac Mihajlovic, who spent two years constructing an exact, 20-foot replica of the dark night's ride from the 1989 film "Batman." He even went so far as to seek out parts from the original film car.
"About 30 percent is made from the parts used in the film, and the rest was molded and made," Mihajlovic told MailOnline.
Mihajlovic had help from his grandfather, John Greene, a retired mechanical engineer who encouraged his grandson to dream big. This isn't even his first bat-vehicle. Mihajlovic built the Batmobile after he successfully built a Bat Chopper.
His Batmobile was finished in 2011, but sat in a garage for a year while he figured out what to do with it. In late 2012, he started the process of having the Batmobile registered as a street-legal vehicle. An engineer from Queensland worked with Mihajovic for three months to get the car safe enough to drive on public roadways.
The moment it was registered, a businessman in Sydney offered to buy the car for close to $1 million dollars on behalf of a sheik in Dubai. But Mihajlovic declined. The car is extremely rare, with only 10 or 12 like it in the world and, to Mihajlovic's knowledge, his is the only one register for normal driving.
While the amazing car attracts too much attention for everyday use, Mihajlovic has turned his passion project into a full-time job, ferrying groomsmen to weddings and making charity appearances in a full Batman suit.