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Watch: This Student Built His Own Batmobile To Cruise Around College

I would suggest stepping back for this one.

38w ago

Nguyen Dac Chung decided that he didn't want to ride a bike or walk to and from college, so he built a Batmobile. After falling in love with 'Tumbler' and following the watching of The Dark Knight, he began creating a Batmobile replica. The result is incredible, especially for the money put into it, with a top speed of 62 mph thanks to its 24 cubic inch 4-cylinder engine, correct proportions, two seats, and an all-black body, this Batmobile is the ultimate college cruiser.

The building process started when Nguyen was a first-year student, but he wasn't alone, assisting him was "A total of six team members [that] worked on this car.," Nguyen said, adding "To construct the frame, I had to design a 3D replica based on the movie concept. Honestly, all stages were challenging, though the hardest one was collecting parts. The frame and body were found in Vietnam, but I had to import the tires and some parts." This quote proves that this was a harder job than the Ford Raptor based Tesla Cybertruck I wrote about last week (Click here to read that). Nguyen's Batmobile isn't based on any cars, and was completely constructed by hand with numerous different parts.

Unfortunately, machine guns, rocket launchers, mines, and an ejectable Batpod had to be left out for many reasons. In addition, it also doesn't have a jet engine, however Nguyen overcame this flaw by using, well, I'll let him explain: "My car only has the replicated shape and uses a motorbike exhaust pipe."

This was a difficult construction, mentally and physically, as Nguyen explains that he had to go "...back to the reason I started to get motivated...I am really happy to see my brainchild...I am proud of it because of the difficulties I overcame."

This whole project has dug a $21,600 hole in Nguyen's pocket so far. Amenities such as lighting and interior work still need to be completed.

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Comments (9)

  • ... or you can have a girlfriend in college... and a used Mustang...

      8 months ago
  • 21k!!!!....and you can have your own tumbler🤤

      8 months ago
  • I think $21k is cheap. Shows how hard it is to develope a car.

    Good on him.

      8 months ago
    • 21k doesn't sounds much in the US but absolutely worth a hella lot in countries like vietnam

        8 months ago
  • Thats sick

      8 months ago
  • Now he can spread the “rona” at a superheroes pace.

      8 months ago