Right now, on the MCM London Comic Con show room floor, you can find the Batmobile replica looking like it’s been plucked straight from the Batman: Arkham Knight trilogy, and it’s the only one in the world, lovingly crafted by West Coast Customs.
With roughly 34-inch rear tyres, custom built to the finest detail, the Batmobile is no longer a dream but a mighty metal machine you can almost touch, and it only costs…well, a hell of lot, they don’t want to confirm the price, but on that ominous note we advocate no touching!
It took six months to make and was first revealed at E3 in 2014. At Comic Con this morning it was unveiled in ‘battlemode’, the cannons raised and red lights glowing behind the grill. Catwoman peeled back the layers of black cloth one by one for the press teams eager to capture every moment.
The Batmobile cannot, unfortunately, be driven – this version is just for show – but the fact it exists is cool enough. It’s almost 7 foot at its tallest point, lights ebb behind the windscreen, and the exhaust pipe could probably fit a watermelon inside.
Batman: Arkham Knight is available from June 23rd. You can pre-order the game this weekend, while you’re staring at the batmobile, and if you tweet a picture of the batmobile with #WarnerBrosMCM or @WB_Games_UK, you could win a PS4!
Header photo by Willow Wood. Additional photographs by Stuart Claw.