The Batmobile Enters The Gumball 3000 Rally

The Batmobile Enters The Gumball 3000 Rally


A working replica of the Batmobile from the hit game Batman: Arkham Knight, is currently racing across Europe!

The Gumball 3000 rally is a race across Europe for celebrities and the rich. Started in 1999 by Maximillion Cooper,  the idea was to combine cars, music, fashion and entertainment. The rally lasts for 3000 miles and takes place on public roads.

In 2014, Team Galag were set to race in a street legal version of the Batmobile known as The Tumbler. This was the vehicle from the series of Batman films directed by Christopher Nolan.

 

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Team Gulag’s 2014 Batmobile

 

Unfortunately, Team Galag had to retire early from the rally due to mechanical issues with the vehicle. Their version of The Tumbler was a 6.2-liter V8 producing 400 horsepower, weighing in at 5,000 pounds. On their Facebook page, Galag said,

“Parker Brothers Concepts have been given a year to fix the issues that were faced last year but chose not to do any work until it was too late to make any difference. We have been misled many times and were told that progress was being made and chose to put our trust in their word…They are also refusing to hand over the license plates in order to be able to drive the Tumbler legally on the road.”

For 2016, Team Galag are racing across Europe once again but in a different Batmobile. They have a full-size replica of the machine from the latest PS4/XboxOne game, Batman: Arkham Knight.

This time, the vehicle has a carbon body hiding a 5.2L V10 engine, running from a Lamborghini Gallardo.

 

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The Batman: Arkham Knight vehicle as it appears in the game.

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You can also watch their new car in action in the video below.

 

 

You can follow Team Galag via their Facebook page. The Gumball 3000 Rally started at the beginning of May in Dublin and the racers are legally making their way across Europe to their final destination of Bucharest.



John Abbitt

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@UKFilmNerd | John loves the movies and he used to write for his own website, The Tydirium Hangar Bay, in the late 1990's. Whilst the web page idea became lost in the passages of time, John's love of film did not. Now he's back, writing for The Unheard Nerd.

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