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    Video: The real story behind the speeding Batman
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    By now you've probably heard about "Batman" getting pulled over by the cops in his Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. The story has been all over the Internet this week, thanks to the in-car video from the local Maryland police department that stopped the caped crusader. But now we've got the real ...

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    Video: Which Batmobile wins this drag race, 1966 or 1989?
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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 ...

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    Study: PSA: Bruce Wayne's average Batmobile costs $214,700
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    Where does he get those wonderful toys? We're speaking, in case you didn't catch the movie quote, of Batman. Specifically, his most famous car, otherwise known as the Batmobile. There have been well over a hundred Batmobiles since the first, a 1936 Cord, was used in 1941. Seventy-one years ...

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    Wiesmann MF5 Roadster channels Caped Crusader with Black Bat special
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    The term "Batmobile" is one that gets thrown around a lot in automotive circles. Pretty much anything black and sinister is described as the Dark Knight's new ride. But aside from the handful of custom vehicles made for the various TV shows and movie installments over the years – ranging ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Own the world's only turbine-powered Batmobile for $660K [w/video]
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    There are many Batmobile replicas in the world, but only one of them is powered by a legitimate turbine engine. Casey Putsch is the proud owner and creator of that particular beast – a Keaton-era Batmobile powered by the same Boeing turboshaft engine found in the likes of a Navy drone ...

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    Video: Batmobile Tumbler caravan snagged rolling through Pittsburgh
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    If you're like us, you must be thinking that the next Batman film The Dark Night Rises can't get here soon enough. Problem is, production work hasn't even finished yet. The crew was recently spotted in Pittsburgh filming scenes for the upcoming flick, and few lucky folks managed to capture ...

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    Report: Gordon Murray's Batmobile crashes during show rehearsal [w/video]
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    Gordon Murray can design a Batmobile, but he can't teach the Dark Knight how to drive it. Murray's latest automobile was created for the new Batman Live show, a stage production that tells the story of how Batman and Robin came to team up. Murray's take on Bruce Wayne's iconic ride plays a major ...

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    Man creates world's only turbine-powered Batmobile [w/video]
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    Having a real-life Batmobile in your driveway sounds like a fun idea. Upon closer inspection, however, it's not going to be that exciting. Most often, Batmobile replicas are powered by something like a junkyard-salvaged General Motors 350, featuring an interior reminiscent of a hastily cobbled ...

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    Gordon Murray's Batmobile unveiled [w/video]
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    In the annals of Batmobile history, we're not sure where to peg this latest version. The good: It's dark, it's carbon fiber and it spits flames from a carbon-ceramic afterburner. The bad: It's just really freaking dull. But because it's been designed by Gordon Murray of McLaren F1 fame (not to ...

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    The Batmobile's 70-year history in pictures
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    The history of the Batmobile – Click above to see full image
    In the world of superheroes, Batman is a bit of an anomaly. While the rest of the comic world's crime fighters are imbued with special powers derived from radiation, mutation or celestial birth, Batman's je ne sais quoi is sourced ...

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    British defense contractor designs Batmobile for military
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    It seems that Hollywood may be on to something after all. According to Hisham Awad, Future Protected Vehicles project leader for British defense contractor BAE Systems, the Raider unmanned skirmisher was inspired by the Batmobile, or, more specifically, the Tumbler from the two most recent Batman ...

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    Lamborghini MurciƩlago tweaked into JB Car Design's LP 640 'Bat'
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    Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 "Bat" by JB Car Design – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The whole 'Batmobile' comparison gets thrown around an awful lot on websites like this one. And this car's not even black, so we'll wave off of that this time. But consider the following: in ...

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    Online Find of the Day: Holy Abomination Batman - It's a customized 1985 Porsche 944!
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    1985 Porsche 944 Batmobile Tribute – Click above for high-res image gallery
    This author will be the first to admit that he's not exactly overflowing with love for the Porsche 944, but don't expect any amused looks from this camp about seeing this car degraded into a stumpy rendition of Tim ...

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    New York 2010: Hero cars invade Gotham
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    The A-Team van shines in New York – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Are these the ultimate performance cars? Maybe not in 0-60 or quarter mile times – although we wouldn't count a few of them out at the dragstrip – but in terms of actually being performers. Some of the ...

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    Gotham Go Kart: Man builds mini Batman Tumbler in backyard, offers plans to DIY [w/VIDEO]
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    Batman Tumbler go kart - Click above for high-res image gallery
    So, you jumped at the chance to pick up a full-size replica of the Batsuit as worn by the Caped Crusader during his cleanup of Gotham City in The Dark Knight. What's next? Might we suggest a fully functional replica of Batman's ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: The Batsmart
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    BatSmart from SEMA – Click above for high-res image gallery
    One of the most unusual vehicles to grace last year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas is now up for auction on eBay Motors. Called the BatSmart, this little vehicle was unlike most of the high-octane pieces of rolling artwork at the event in ...

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    Random Sightings: Original Batmobile spotted at SoCal car wash
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    Original Batmobile - Click above for high-res gallery
    It's no secret that Southern California is home to one of the best car cultures in the world. You can find a cruise or car show pretty much any day of the year, and it's always amazing to see the vehicles that show up. It's even incredible to ...

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    Barrett-Jackson 2009: 1966 Batmobile Re-Creation
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 1966 Batmobile Re-Creation
    Perhaps the best-known vehicle ever to come out of the fertile mind of George Barris, otherwise known as the King of the Kustomizers, was the Batmobile, as seen on television screens around the country in the late '60s. This is ...

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    SEMA 2008: The Batsmart by Barris
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Batsmart from SEMA
    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Batman_Trades_in_Tumbler_for_smart_fortwo_aka_the_Toddler'; George Barris has officially gone batty. While he is one of the men generally acknowledged for creating the original Batmobile, he ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Michael Keaton's Batmobile #5 of 5
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    Click above for more images of the Batmobile, circa 1989Built atop a lowly Chevrolet Impala chassis (or two), we don't imagine that the next owner of the Batmobile in this auction will be pulling too many Batman-esque stunts. Still, to own one of the vehicles used by Michael Keaton and Kim Basinger ...

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