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23-year-old architect develops world's first fully-functioning electric batmobile

CRISTOPHER NOLAN’s ELECTRIC BATMOBILE

 

nguyen dac chung, a 23-year-old graduate from the university of architecture, hanoi, has recently raised the cosplay game to the extreme. his electric batmobile isn’t some concept car that’s only good for display. this is a fully operational, tactical vehicle capable of freeway speeds. and to take things one step further, it’s driven by an electric engine – the very first electric batmobile in the world. check also this project which recreates tim burton’s version.

 

the batmobile is currently on exhibit at VAN DARYL, an automotive gallery situated in ho chi minh city, vietnam. the gallery was founded by bandit9 motorcycle’s chief daryl villaneuva, and it is home to an eclectic collection of rare and futuristic vehicles inspired by science fiction and comic books.

23-year-old architect develops world's first fully-functioning electric batmobile
all images courtesy of van daryl gallery.

 

 

MASCULINE, OFF-ROAD, TANK-LIKE DESIGN

 

nguyen wanted to reproduce christopher nolan’s version of the batmobile dubbed, ‘the tumbler’ because of its masculine, off-road, tank-like design. to build this dream car, nguyen brought together a team of designers, architects, mechanics and engineers to help.

 

as a kid, I was a fan of superheroes, especially batman. growing up, I’ve always wanted to build a batmobile. all of them. from the adam west’s to christian bale’s.’  nguyen dac chung says.’ while other cosplay businesses focus on costumes and accessories, I wanted to take things to the next level and completely blow people’s minds‘.

23-year-old architect develops world's first fully-functioning electric batmobile
nguyen chose cristopher nolan’s batmobile version.

 

 

THERE IS A PASSENGER SEAT FOR ROBIN

 


nguyen based his replica on the original blueprint. nguyen and his team started with the frame made from steel and then moved towards creating the armor panels that form the body. a mixture of materials such as abs, composite, steel and carbon fiber make up the electric batmobile. parts of the batmobile are handcrafted while some are 3d-printed for precision. the behemoth weighs less than 600 kg and is capable of highway speeds.

 

nguyen also introduced sustainable tech to the batmobile by integrating an electric engine and brought additional advancements such as automatic hydraulic doors operated by a remote control, and 4 tactical cameras for a near 360 view, particularly useful when navigating tight corners. it has a passenger seat too.

23-year-old architect develops world's first fully-functioning electric batmobile
a mixture of materials such as abs, composite, steel and carbon fiber make up the electric batmobile

 

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the batmobile weighs less than 600 kg and is capable of highway speeds.

 

23-year-old architect develops world's first fully-functioning electric batmobile
nguyen’s batmobile is currently on exhibit at van daryl gallery.

23-year-old architect develops world's first fully-functioning electric batmobile
the batmobile front.

23-year-old architect develops world's first fully-functioning electric batmobile
and its rear.

 

 

 

project details:

 

name: the electric batmobile

author: nguyen dac chung

gallery: van daryl

dimensions (m): l 3.7 x w 2.4 x h 1.3 weight (kg): approx. 600
materials: abs, carbon fiber, steel frame: tubular, steel
engine: electric motor
battery: lithium ion
top speed: 65 mph
rims, front: 13 inch; rear: 18 inch

operation: automatic transmission

 

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