World’s Only Jet Powered Street-Legal Batmobile For Sale on eBay!
Bowling Green, OH – October 29, 2019 – Just in time for Halloween, the world’s only jet powered street-legal Batmobile replica created by Genius Garage founder Casey Putsch is up for sale on ebay. This vehicle is widely accepted as the best representation of the fictitious Gotham city crime fighter’s vehicle and is not merely a functioning prop.
This vehicle was created as a one-off functioning machine and authentically represents what was depicted in fiction; a fully-functioning vehicle powered by a military surplus turbo shaft engine that idles at 20,000 rpm. The power plant drives the rear wheels through a semi-automatic 4 speed transmission with reverse and makes approximately 400 shaft horsepower. The vehicle weighs similar to a Corvette and features fully independent suspension on air bags. The vehicle has the same basic controls as a conventional automobile, with the difference simply being in the operation of the turbine engine. Acceptable fuel is Jet A or Kerosene with an adjustment being possible for Diesel. The chassis is a semi monocoque and tubular space frame made out of steel with a composite body and canopy.
Accessories include replica Browning .30 caliber machine guns set up with oxy-propane powered sim-fire blanks, rear and side view cameras with monitor, centrally mounted iPad information center, digital and analog gauges. Flamethrower tank and plumbing is installed, but actuator, ignition, and nozzle have been removed.
This vehicle has functioned perfectly since it was built with no issues of any kind relating to the engine or hot start conditions. One failure of the original weak igniter box occurred and was promptly remedied with updated dual igniter boxes that have functioned perfectly since.
Currently the vehicle is titled and registered for street usage as a modified vehicle. It is sold AS-IS with no warranties or guarantees of any kind. This vehicle IS NOT available for display, events, rental, or public visitation.
About the Genius Garage:
Founded in 2014 by automotive designer and race car driver Casey Putsch, the Genius Garage was established as a college internship program to bridge the gap from academia to industry. The Genius Garage’s goal is to provide college engineering students with their “dream shot” to careers in the automotive and aerospace industries. The programs are set up to best cultivate and develop the student’s real-world hands on experience and problem solving by restoring and racing vintage race cars and building a BD5 microjet, restoring a Long EZ aircraft and a full-scale (38-foot) flying replica of a Pterosaur. The Genius Garage race cars currently include an IMSA GTO tube frame Corvette, a C3 widebody Greenwood Corvette IMSA racer and a ‘90’s carbon fiber monocoque Nissan prototype race car, all of which are the complete responsibility of students in their engineering and preparation. Click HERE for the Genius Garage Web site and HERE for several videos on the garage and student overviews.
Article Courtesy of Gibson Communications LLC. Video and photo courtesy of Casey Putsch.