What was once a Lamborghini Gallardo has been transformed into the Batmobile straight out of the Arkham video games.
There have been a lot of Batmobiles over the years, ranging from jet-powered long-nosed bat-winged sports cars to 4x4 armored tanks that seem to have little to do with bats at all. The Arkham series of video games tend to err on the latter side of the Batmobile spectrum, with a few wings and black paint job to make it vaguely bat-like.
However, as cool as the games are, nobody has ever been so enthused with as to bring the game version of the Batmobile to life. Until now.
We have Team Galag to thank for this carbon fiber creation. We know very little about Team Galag other than what’s on their Facebook page, which has a New York phone number and the sentence: “Winners of the 2013 15th Anniversary ‘Spirit of the Gumball’ award!” Judging by the fact they’ve made this insane Batmobile, we can assume they’re some kind of tuner garage slash fabricator.
But back to the Batmobile. Under all that carbon fiber you’ll find the guts of a Lamborghini Gallardo. We don’t know which variant of the Gallardo served as the basis for this Batmobile, so it could have anywhere from 500 to 600 horsepower, but we do know it has a 6-speed sequential transmission.
Lamborghini transformed into fully functioning Batmobile
This is a fully-functioning Batmobile.Posted by Cars Insider on Thursday, September 13, 2018
From a helpful video posted by Mr. JWW on YouTube, we know that a former Koenigsegg engineer with 15 years experience created the body, which is 90% carbon fiber. Everything, from the insane fenders to the jet-nacelle exhaust, is carbon fiber. There are a few metal exhausts on either side of the cockpit to use as steps to get inside, but everything else is carbon.
Despite its mad design, it is technically road legal. There are side mirrors on both the front fenders, although they’re so far away from the cockpit as to be virtually useless. Instead, the car has a set of rear and side view cameras to keep an eye on things.
We haven’t seen much from Team Galag recently, but hopefully they’re hard at work making yet another insane Lambo conversion.