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Old 24th April 2015, 19:42   #1
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Default Spotted: Batmobile Replica in Pune

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Few days back when I was travelling to Mangalore, I spotted Batmobile. When I saw it for the first time, I couldn't believe on my eyes. I actually jumped out of the seat and started clicking the photos. Sharing a few of them - take a look at it.

I tried to search TBHP with 'Batmobile' but it didnt find anything. Hence starting a new thread.
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Old 24th April 2015, 19:48   #2
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sharing few more pics which i had received from a friend of mine.
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Old 24th April 2015, 19:58   #3
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Nice scoop. It is a replica. Full link http://www.motorbeam.com/2014/12/car...ed-on-s-class/
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This Batmobile replica is based on a Merc S Class.

It was on display during the Autocar Performance Show 2014 in Mumbai. Some pics of the same that I clicked during the show:
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This Batmobile replica is based on a Merc S Class.

It was on display during the Autocar Performance Show 2014 in Mumbai. Some pics of the same that I clicked during the show:
I think it isn't based on a Merc S class, actually it was supposed to get an S class drivetrain, from the buyer, for whom this was designed but it seems the designer did not stick to terms and conditions set by the buyer and the bat mobile never received the drivetrain. So this Batmobile is definitely one of its kind!
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I think it isn't based on a Merc S class, actually it was supposed to get an S class drivetrain, from the buyer, for whom this was designed but it seems the designer did not stick to terms and conditions set by the buyer and the bat mobile never received the drivetrain. So this Batmobile is definitely one of its kind!
Met someone from the designer's team at an event a month or so ago and he mentioned that they did receive the S-Class later on and the work on the car is on. Maybe the on spotted in Pune by the OP has the drivetrain components and is there for delivery. Not too sure about it though.
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Old 25th April 2015, 09:39   #7
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This replica has been made by 'Executive Modcar Trendz' a modification firm based in Andheri East. My office is bang opposite to theirs and have seen this batmobile on display a lot of times.

Refer the right bottom corner of their website where they mention about the batmobile on display at the Times Auto Show:

http://www.executivemodcartrendz.net/index.html

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I think it isn't based on a Merc S class
I agree with this statement. No one has verified the claim that it's based on an S-Class. Looking at the dimensions of the car, the wheels etc. that surely doesn't look like an S-Class underneath.

Question is: there is nothing left of the S-Class (assuming he'd have used one). Why bother with such an expensive donor car? My guess is, this is a modification on an old body-on-frame vehicle, not a modern monocoque. If it's indeed an S-Class, then it must be one of the really old ones like the W126.

Good car for a rich batman fan to park outside his house, but rubbish otherwise.
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World Car Fans & IAB covered this story back in Dec '14

They have confirmed that this batmobile replica is based in a Merc S Class (unspecified generation).

Project cost INR 25L.

Above costing hasn't been mentioned weather it includes the base car or not but as far as i know they were offering a similar modification for a Ferrari F430 replica priced @ 14L (excluding base car).

WCF Story, IAB Story

Also just found out that my friend Nikhil worked on this project with EMT & here's his interview;


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I spoke to a member from the 'Executive Modcar Trendz' at the Autocar Performance Show (Pics & Report: 2014 Autocar Performance Show, Mumbai) and he clearly stated that this car was based on a 2012 S-Class i.e. the W221. On first glance I though it would be based on a Tata 407 or similar rather than a German luxury sedan. Can't imagine why would someone want to do that to an S-Class

Edit: Just saw the video, this car is for a Pune based rich man's 4-year old kid! What an expensive toy!

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The S-class based story would be just for the advertisement sake. BTW, is this thing even road legal?
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It is indeed based on a W221 S500.
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Old 1st July 2015, 21:51   #13
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Hi Guys,

Just spotted a car modified as a Batmobile! There was a crazy amount of people flocking it. Attaching a few pictures which a friend of mine had taken.

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Hi Guys,

Just spotted a car modified as a Batmobile! There was a crazy amount of people flocking it. Attaching a few pictures which a friend of mine had taken.

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Is this kind of modification allowed by the RTO? MH-14 implies Pimpri RTO.
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