Is it that time again for yet another Batman sequel? Not quite, but ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is scheduled to be released sometime in the summer of 2012. But for now, we do have the new Batmobile and of course, it’s made out of carbon fiber.
Professor Gordon Murray, famous for his McLaren F1 design, created this concept car using what he refers to as “breathable” carbon fiber and “virtual wheels”, which are LED lit. Based on Formula 1 aerodynamics and materials, Murray see’s potential in this car becoming real in the future, say 15-20 years from now. The Batmobile is powered by hydrogen fuel cells so the only emissions from that is water, making this concept car, quite green. Check out the blueprints to see a full list of Batmobile features:
While this is not said or known to be the actual Batmobile used in the upcoming Batman movie, it is however making its stage debut on July 19 2011, when the ‘Batman Live World Arena Tour’ begins in Manchester and then makes its way around the UK.
We’re also not positive that just because this Batmobile is made out of carbon fiber that it will help Batman and Robin kick more ass faster, but we’d love to see them try. The general consensus for this concept car seems to be on the negative side, with some people calling it “ugly”, “batFAIL” and many wishing old Batmobiles will come back for an encore. What are your thoughts on this Batmobile concept car? Would you like to see it in the upcoming movie? Whether or not this is the actual one that will be used, we know we’d love to see some carbon fiber utilized regardless!