Batmobile up for sale on eBay

September 6, 2011 12:00 AM

Batman fans are eagerly awaiting the next installment in the franchise "The Dark Knight Returns," but one lucky person may be able to get the full Batman experience a bit early. An eBay listing has gone up for an exact replica of the Batmobile that Michael Keaton drove in the 1989 "Batman" film.

This isn't technically a vehicle used from the set - it was built from the ground up by Casey Putsch of Putsch Racing. The car was built last year and features the modern amenities that you'd expect a Batmobile to have - like a 365-horsepower Boeing turboshaft engine, writes The Hollywood Reporter. Putsch calls it the "world's only turbine-powered Batmobile" and there's really no disputing that. Even movie prop cars run on more traditional engines, but you could actually fill this thing with jet fuel and it would work.

"Having a perfect reliability record, this car is ready to be enjoyed by an enthusiast who is looking for the ultimate luxury in one-upmanship," Putsch writes in the eBay listing.

The car is actually street-legal in the U.S., meaning you could take it on the highway and not get pulled over - although we're guessing the cop would have a few questions if you dressed up like Batman.

The only drawback? You need to be Bruce Wayne rich to afford it. The vehicle's current "Buy It Now" price is listed at a whopping $620,000.

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