Ford builds Batman-inspired pickup truck

July 19, 2013 12:00 AM

Superheroes are all the rage these days, so it's no surprise so many automakers are dedicating models to these larger-than-life characters. The latest to jump on the bandwagon is Ford, which has created a F-150 pickup truck inspired by Batman. 

Known as "The Crimefighter," the revamped Batmobile was created from a 2012 Ford F-150. Galpin Auto Sports helped to customize the vehicle, outfitting it with some necessary auto repair and painting the exterior a tuxedo black with red accents. The truck even has fins on the cab, giving it an aerodynamic feel. 

According to Motor Authority, the F-150 was built to honor the original Batmobile from the 1960s, which is why many of the design elements harken back to that first car, albeit with a modern edge. 

The vehicle was debuted at San Diego Comic Con by Jared Barris, the grandson of George Barris, who created the first Batmobile in 1965 using spare parts and a Ford Futura concept car. That original vehicle recently sold at an auction for $4.2 million, and while its modern counterpart won't demand that much when it goes up for sale, it should pull in a pretty penny. 

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