You could pick yourself up a Batmobile for as little as £42,000
Every child wants their dad to be a superhero these days – be it Superman or Batman.
But just like Batman, you feel an overwhelming need to protect those close to you and your children from the bad things in life.
Obviously you’re not out and about fighting bad guys like the big man; you’re wiping your children’s faces and trying to dress them as they run off. There’s also those busy Saturdays trying to get them to endless parties - but unfortunately you’re not taking them in the Batmobile.
Cue your children’s disappointment and tears.
So, what if you wanted to take them to that party in the Batmobile? Well, the chances of finding one would be pretty remote. But what about a lookalike, I hear you say?
If you are wishing to impress your children into thinking you are the next Bruce Wayne, then take a look at our top 5 cars that could be a modern day dad’s Batmobile. If you’re lucky, you could pick up a decent one for just about £42,000.
Bargain - from a child’s perspective.
1. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento (from £2.3 million)
Lamborghini’s Sesto Elemento is probably the top choice for the Batman of the 21st century. The car is incredibly stylish and is very Batmobile looking in its design.
There were only 20 of these super machines built for the modern day Batman, powered with a 5.2-liter V10 engine, supplying 570 horsepower. This 6 speed paddle shift machine will hit an astonishing 0-62mph in 2.5 seconds with a top speed of 210mph. You’d see Batman coming in one of these, that’s for sure.
2. BMW i8 (from £42,000)
BMW i8 Coupé
The BMW i8 is high on the list as a potential Batmobile.
What’s there not to like?
With a sheer black paint job, and the stand-out blue highlights, this car would attract Batgirl every time.
Loaded with new technology, this sleek machine would glide through the city at 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 155mph and you can pick up a decent used one for just over 40k!
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3. Aston Martin CC100 Speedster (from £500,000)
Aston Martin CC100 Speedster
Only two of these cars were ever built by Aston Martin based on inspiration from the DBR1 race car of the 1950s.
With such a stylish and eye-catching look, Batman would appreciate the 6.0-liter V12 engine, and ability to hit a top speed of 180 miles per hour as he tries to keep up with his enemies.
With acceleration of 0-60mph in just over 4.0 seconds there’s no chasing this half a million pound supercar.
The first concept was sold off as part of the company’s centenary celebrations, with the other being commissioned by a customer.
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4. Nissan BladeGlider V2 (Concept)
Nissan Bladeglider V2 Concept
The Nissan BladeGlider, which is an apt name for a modern Batmobile, is a concept from Nissan which has not made it to the production line, yet. Initial performance tests of the V1 revealed a top speed in excess of 115mph and a 0-62mph time of less than five seconds with 268bhp..
Nissan officially said it had no production plans for the BladeGlider, but the firm is known to want an electric sports car in its future expanded line-up of electric cars, and the advanced level of engineering that has gone into the BladeGlider hints that it could be a candidate to join the range in the future.
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5. Maybach Exelero ($8million)
Maybach Exelero - one of a kind
Any potential Batman would need a huge cheque book to buy this car, as it was reportedly being bought by rapper “Birdman”.
This is unconfirmed as to whether he actually paid. The car has also featured in a Jay Z video and some say Jay Z owns it. So, who does own this one of a kind batmobile?
The car sports a twin-turbo V12 engine with a top speed of 218 miles per hour and a 700hp, meaning this high performance sports car has the necessary design and power to be the Batmobile.
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