Man Builds Batmobile & Becomes Real Life Superhero

Batmobiles have long been the preservation of the fictional world of the Batman universe, and even those replicas that have been brought into the world are few and far between. But now, 29-year old Australian Zac Mihajlovic has created the first ever fully street-legal Batmobile, based on the iteration as seen in the 1989 film starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson.

The 29-year-old Australian spent over two years designing and building his own version of the sleek Batmobile used in the 1989 Tim Burton-directed Batman, complete with flaming afterburner. It’s street legal, which means he’s allowed to drive it around Australia and delight his fellow nerds. But instead of just using the Batmobile to live out his childhood fantasy, he’s using it to help actual children.

Mihajlovic has teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to bring his Batmobile to visit and delight terminally ill children, giving them a bit of fun and excitement in what are often very dark days. He even dresses up as the Dark Knight — his costume is more Christian Bale-era Batman than Keaton — to top off the big surprise. “Sometimes it’s knocking on someone’s door,” he says in a video about the car above. “Some of them run for their lives and it takes a bit of warming up to get them back into the Batmobile. But some are just super pumped.”

Built from scratch over a period of two years with the help of his engineer grandfather, the finished replica features parts from the original Batmobile, such as the afterburner.

Source: Hype beast