Real Life Batmobile: Man Spends Two Years Building Iconic 1989 Car

Real Life Batmobile: Man Spends Two Years Building Iconic 1989 Car

COMM: For most comic-book fans, owning a Batmobile is just a pipe dream. But here in Australia
one Batman fanatic has made the dream a reality. By hand-building his own version of the iconic
vehicle. ZAC: What makes this Batmobile different is, it’s street legal. Like I can take it down
and get groceries if i wanted to. The reaction to the car has been insane. BOY: It looks awesome! COMM: Zac Mihajlovic started building the replica four years ago with the help of his
very own Lucius Fox… Grandfather John Greene, a retired engineer. During the two-year build,
the 29-year old was even able to get some of the parts from the car used in the original
film. ZAC: The Batmobile behind me is the 1989 Batmobile and this was the Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson film. It’s got adjustable suspension, it’s got a working afterburner, which is from the film,
no machine gun sadly, no grappling hooks, no bombs that come out the wheel, but pretty
much beyond that… yeah it’s pretty close. COMM: There are thought to be 10 other replica cars of the 1989 Batmobile but Zac believes he’s the only one that can legally drive on public roads. ZAC: The first time I took it out was definitely an experience. I was on the freeway on the
way to Gold Coast and there was this noise and I thought something was wrong with the
car. It’s actually the news helicopter from Channel 9 that chased me down the freeway.
That was pretty memorable. COMM: And not surprisingly the replica has won him plenty of admirers, including the ladies. ANNABELLA: My names Annabella Leone and I’m dating Batman. We’ve been dating for about
four years and can I just say I was with him two years prior to the Batmobile. That’s my
seat, the passenger seat and if any girl out there wants it, I swear to god, dead. COMM: And Zac has also had his fair share of bizarre requests. ZAC: I’ve had a couple ring me up and say ‘I know this is gonna sound weird but we want
to christen the car, so to speak’. And I sort of said I’m not really interested and they
said we’ll pay what you want! And we’ll bring plastic sheets and I’m like you’ve just made
that worse, so no thanks. COMM: Businessmen from across the world have offered Zac big bucks for the Batmobile, but
he has decided to use his powers for good by teaming up with the Make-a-Wish foundation.
who make dreams come true for terminally-ill children. COMM: Today he’s using his comic-book car to impress families at the local shops. ZAC: It’s a brilliant, brilliant charity because it gives kids sadly their dying wish.
I dress up as Batman and I surprise the kids. Sometimes it’s knocking on someones door.
Obviously organised. Some of them run for their lives and it takes a bit of warming
up to get them back into, into the Batmobile. But some are just super pumped. COMM: Over the last three years Zac has helped more than 40 children and has no plans to
stop. COMM: And while he may not be using the Batmobile to fight off the Joker or The Penguin. In
the eyes of many, he’s very much a hero.

100 thoughts on “Real Life Batmobile: Man Spends Two Years Building Iconic 1989 Car

  1. Dude needs to get Robin costumes for all of the kids he rides around with. Shows up to their door "Suit up, Robin. There's evil afoot!"

  2. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  3. Unbelievable what people can do with their talents and I can't even login to my Facebook without failing twice. πŸ™

  4. Don't know what's cooler, that car, or the fact he's actually letting sick kids and members of the public enjoy it.

    Cool dude.

  5. He builds a real, street legal Batmobile, and uses it to drive children in it as part of the Make a Wish Foundation. "Not all heroes wear capes" indeed, yet this hero DOES!

  6. Another Guy In America Built another one. His name is Casey Putch. Search on Youtube β€œVinWiki Batmobile”

  7. Un auto hecho con esfuerzo y dedicacion eso si hay otros que lo hicieron mas realista y identico que el original pero aun asi este esta πŸ”₯

  8. I'm sure AOC would call this guy out for helping sick kids instead of giving it to an illegal immigrant.

  9. What a Great idea helping MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION. That says something about his Character. Way to go ZACK πŸ‘

  10. I've had hotter girlfriends than that without a Batmobile, and i'm short and dorky, some people just sell themselves short, and some people just aren't shallow losers like me.

  11. Sweeeet! I had always loved this version of the BatMobile next to the one for the Dark Knight series. And actually street legal too? How cool is that that?
    And also using it for forces of good, big thumb's up to you. πŸ˜€

  12. I don’t believe it!
    It complete crap!
    This dudes lying!

    The Australian government allows him to drive this car on the road, legally?
    You almost need an engineers certificate to change the factory tyres, you can’t lower a or raise a car more than 2 inches from factory and yet he’s allowed to register that?
    Someone’s telling porkys

  13. Spends 2 years making a bat mobile

    A new and more awesome bat mobile proceeds to come out on film shortly afterwards.

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