Ever since Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins came out in 2005, automotive comic geeks have been salivating over the Batmobile, which was called the Tumbler, seen rumbling around Gotham’s streets in the film. While many have tried to recreate the Tumbler in the real world, the one created by a Swedish company called Caresto to be Team Galag’s 2016 Gumball 3000 rally car may just be the craziest Batmobile ever made.
The Caresto-built Team Galag Batmobile was actually not inspired by the Tumbler seen in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Instead, this Tumbler is a real-life version of the Tumbler used by Batman in the 2015 game Batman: Arkham Knight.
What makes the real-life Arkham Knight Tumbler special is the fact that it actually uses the drivetrain from a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 along with a few other parts like the fuel tank, instruments and some suspension components.
The car itself features a special high rigid tubular frame chassis that helps make this tumbler a really good handling car. All the body panels that make up this bonkers car are made from lightweight but extremely strong carbon-fibre.
The suspension set-up features a fully independent double wishbone set-up connected to the coil over shock absorbers, with a specially designed aluminium pushrod set-up.
The Caresto Batmobile for Team Galag features very short overhangs and is 2.5-metres wide and has a 3.4-metre long wheelbase. The Caresto rides on 26-inch wheels that play host to massive ABS-aided brake discs with 8-pot callipers up front and 6-pot callipers at the rear.
This bonkers Batmobile has a fully functional interior with seats in black soft leather and “see-through” fabric, held together by gold contrast stitching. The cockpit canopy opens up electrically. The Batmobile’s cockpit gets all the features you’ll want in a car to keep yourself competitive while the climate system, power steering and the loud sound system, make this Batmobile one even Bruce Wayne wouldn’t mind driving.
Lamborghini’s howling 5.2-litre V10 provides the Batmobile with a screaming soundtrack and produces 552 Bhp and 540Nm of torque, which is sent to all four wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
When the Caresto-designed Batmobile ran in 2016’s Gumball 3000, it became the focal point of the entire rally and hogged the limelight. The car features Saudi Arabian number plates and was later refurbished by Caresto after it failed to finish the Gumball 3000 rally in 2016. The Saudi Arabia-plated car is rarely seen these days.