Saigoneer

Back Society » Tech » Vietnamese Studio Builds First Electric Batmobile for $25,000

Vietnamese Studio Builds First Electric Batmobile for $25,000

The Tumbler — the Batmobile in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight — has been recreated by 23-year-old artist and architect Nguyễn Đắc Chung and his team at Macro Studios.

According to Zing, the team built the car in 18 months, at a cost of US$25,000. The car is made of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), carbon fiber, and steel. Some parts are handcrafted while others were 3D printed for high precision. This Batmobile weighs less than 600 kilograms, seats two and can reach a top speed of 105 km/h. Chung also added four tactical cameras for a nearly 360-degree view, and unlike the original gas-powered prototype, this version is electric — the first electric Batmobile in the world. 

Macro Studios is a Hanoi-based workshop that creates cosplay weapons and costumes. But their products are not just for show. Chung said they always want to take things to the next level and “blow people’s minds,” and this Batmobile, for example, is a “fully operational, tactical vehicle capable of freeway speeds.” 

The Batmobile is available for purchase. And if you live in Ho Chi Minh City, you can see it in person at Van Daryl automotive gallery.

[Photos by Macro Studios via Zing News]

Related Articles

in Film & TV

Japanese Anthology Film 'Angel Sign' Adapts 2 Comics by Vietnamese Manga Artists

A new cinematic anthology by Japanese author Tsukasa Hojo will feature storylines by two Vietnamese manga artists.

in Film & TV

Ngô Thanh Vân to Produce Movie Based on Historical Comic Series 'Long Thần Tướng'

One of the most prestigious Vietnamese comic projects is slated for a big-screen release.

in Tech

Vietnamese Modders Create Drivable VinFast Car in Grand Theft Auto V

Curious about VinFast’s vehicles but can’t afford one? Well, now you can (kind of) drive around one of these flagship cars in Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V).

in Tech

$189m Plan to Give 300,000 HCMC Students Tablets Draws Criticism

Last week the HCMC Department of Education proposed a plan to equip 300,000 primary students with tablets for the coming school year, reports Thanh Nien. With a pricetag of VND3 million – VND 5 m...

in Film & TV

'Canh Dong Hoang' Cinematographer Duong Tuan Ba Passes Away at 93

Most famously known for his part in making the film Canh Dong Hoang (The Abandoned Field: Free Fire Zone) in 1979, cinematographer Duong Tuan Ba died of old age at 1:50pm on June 1, 2020, at the age o...

in Tech

'Flappy Bird' Creator To Release New Game Tomorrow

Well, Nguyen Ha Dong, the Vietnamese app developer who at one point was pulling in $55,000 per day, is officially back in the spotlight. After releasing a new version of ‘Flappy Bird’ earlier this mon...

Partner Content