Man in home-built, road-legal Batmobile provides relief to terminally ill kids

It’s one thing watching your superhero saving the world, and another to actually go out and do something similar. No, we’re not asking you to get into your Batsuit and save Gotham city but here’s a story that’ll warm your heart, and maybe even inspire you a little. 29 year old Zac Mihajlovic from Sydney loves his cars, and comic books and superhero movies. Taking inspiration from the 1989 hit movie, this car nut went about building a replica of the Batmobile that this flick featured.

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So, what’s the big deal about this Batmobile replica? Dozens exist anyway!

The Batmobile that Zac Mihajlovic has built is has brought smiles upon the faces of more than 40 terminally ill children in Australia. Zac goes about giving these kids a ride, by teaming up with Make-A-Wish foundation, that connects him with these kids. Often, a ride in the Batmobile form the kids’ last wishes.

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The Australian has even turned down a million dollars from a particularly wealthy man from the Middle East to allow him to keep spreading smiles on faces that need it the most. Now, that’s ‘Being Human’.

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The Batmobile replica that Zac has put together even has a working after burner just like the real machine used in the movies. While the Batmobile built for the movie was based on a Chevrolet Impala, with a V8 engine under its hood, the one Zac has put together . Zac’s grandfather, John Greene and his buddy Scott Cox of Scotty’s Choppers, got together to help bring the Batmobile replica to life. The car is street legal and has an adjustable suspension to keep the ride quality within acceptable standards.

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Fashioned extensively out of aluminium, the replica has been evaluated and approved by Australia’s road transport authority. So, driving it on Australian roads is no problem. Building the home brew Batmobile that measures all of 20 feet took Zac about two full years, with the man going to the extent of buying parts from the original that was created for the movie. The ability to “stand up and turn” 180 degrees and destroy the bad guys with heavy artillery remains only with the original though.

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Images courtesy Zac Mihajlovic on Instagram