Batman goes abroad: Lamborghini-powered Batmobile is running the Gumball 3000

At this very moment, a fleet of top-dollar supercars and celebrity-driven classics are cruising the streets of Europe as part of the Gumball 3000 rally. This year, the cars will drive from Dublin, Ireland, to Bucharest, Romania, over the course of one week, but there’s one vehicle that stands out from the rest.

Created by Saudi Arabia’s Team Galag, the aptly-named Batmobile 2.0 is one of the most detailed and eye-catching Batmobiles ever seen outside of a Hollywood set. The vehicle is based on a Lamborghini Gallardo chassis, and as such, it features a wicked 5.2-liter V10 for forward motivation. Even better than the powertrain, though, is the body, which as you can see in the video above by Mr JWW, is made almost entirely from carbon fiber. Eat your heart out, Batfleck.

Why Batmobile 2.0? In 2014, Team Galag was set to enter the Gumball 3000 in a replica of The Tumbler from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, however, the vehicle was plagued by quality issues and the group was forced to withdraw. Team Galag was quite critical of the Tumbler’s production team afterward, so for this year’s go-round, they brought on a lead engineer with 15 years of experience at Koenigsegg.

Read more: The Dark Knight rides: These are the top 10 Batmobiles of all time

Aesthetically, the Batmobile 2.0 is inspired by Bruce Wayne’s vehicular ally from the Arkham Knight video game, which makes it look even more unbelievable as it prowls the streets in daylight. As for the Lamborghini underpinnings, Christian Bale briefly drove a Murcielago (Spanish for “Bat,” by the way), in 2008’s The Dark Knight, so the Batmobile’s Italian roots aren’t altogether random. And so what if they are, just listen to that thing!

You can follow the Batmobile’s journey across Europe on Team Galag’s Twitter page. For the full Gumball 3000 schedule and other information, click here.

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