Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice just launched worldwide last March 25, and it was one crazy movie—more crazy bad that crazy good. Although it earned a record-breaking $170.1 million at debut, not a lot of people could say it was the least bit as great as Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight movies.
If you haven’t seen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, you should probably still watch it just for Ben Affleck. But if you have, and you hated it, then maybe you can still salvage your love for our favorite dark knight, Batman, and fantasize over this historical Batmobile, which is now selling for a million bucks.
Just as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens all over the world, including Russia, this week, a 1989 Batmobile gets listed for sale, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Moscow-based car company, Auto.ru, is the mastermind behind the resurfacing of the legendary 1989 Batmobile, and is available at their site right now for a price only Batman himself could afford, at approximately $1.1 million.
In a statement, Auto.ru reveals that this is the first Batmobile to ever be put on exhibit and be sold in Russia. It has become very difficult for the company to bring any Batman vehicle to the country, since the vehicles carry huge values to the owners.
“We have been looking for Batmobiles around the world, but we have received several rejections without explanation. Their owners and fans don’t normally want to part with them for any money.”
As of the moment, Auto.ru is taking care of customs clearance to bring the 1989 Batmobile from Great Britain to Russia, since the said Batman vehicle came from the said country. The mileage of the Batman vehicle for sale stands at 22,600 km, with a 7.5 liter/550 hp/petrol engine, and left-hand steering wheel.
Translated to English, the listing at Auto.ru reads as follows.
“This offer is available only in Auto.ru, the car is not sold in other countries. The Batmobile traveled outside the UK in 2010 and it is in excellent condition, ready to drive. The model has been recognized and confirmed by experts and fans. Studio Warner Bros. even acknowledged it as one of the best in the world by giving the current owner of Batmobile the corresponding certificate. The machine was operated very rarely and carefully.
“Replica assembled on the chassis of General Motors, Ford 460 engine and is equipped with BigBlock (550 hp) and develops a speed of 250 kilometers per hour. The body is made of fiberglass coated with matte black paint. The creators managed to replicate even the roar of the motor, as in the movie, equipping the Batmobile with a sports car exhaust system. Access to the double cabin is possible thanks to a sliding roof.”
The Batmobile on sale previously changed hands at the Houston Classic Auction just a couple of years ago, and is the vehicle that was featured in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie starring Michael Keaton as Batman.
Keith Short, the guy responsible for the design of the 1989 Batmobile, and production designer Anton Furst explains the design of the Batmobile.
“We looked at jet aircraft components, we looked at war machines, we looked at all sorts of things. In the end, we went into pure expressionism, taking the Salt Flat Racers of the 30s and the Sting Ray macho machines of the 50s.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice may not have been the best Batman nor Superman movie, but it’s still worth checking out for every Batman and Superman fan. The movie tackles Batman’s, Bruce Wayne’s (played by actor Ben Affleck), efforts to end Superman’s (played by actor Henry Cavill) reign on Earth. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has received a measly 29 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
Meanwhile, you can also watch Ben Affleck get all sad and bothered over the bad reviews of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
[Image via Auto.ru]