An Australian guy has taken his obsession with Batman to a new level. 29-year-old Zac Mihajlovic has built a road-worthy replica of the Batmobile.
Mihajlovic, from Camden, Sydney, built the car over a period of four years with the help of his grandfather, John Green, a former engineer. It is a working model of the car used in the 1989 Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson Batman movie. The innovative pair were even able to source parts of the original to build up the crime-fighting machine. It has a functional afterburner just like the one in the movie, but he had to leave off the machine guns and bombs that release from the wheels.
"The reaction to the car has just been insane," Mihajlovic told Barcroft Cars, about getting followed by media and fans everywhere he drives. "The first time I took it out was definitely an experience."
The fact the car is street legal, and thought to be the only such version, allows Mihajlovic to use it for good, not evil. He has turned down high-figure offers to sell the vehicle and instead fulfills the dreams of terminally-ill kids. So far, he has shown up on the doorsteps of more than 40 children dressed as Batman, helping the Make-A-Wish Foundation make dreams come true.
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