Man spent 20,000 hours building his very own Batmobile with unbelievable features

  • This Swedish man built a DIY Batmobile for $1 million
  • He is said to have spent a massive 20,000 hours of work on the project
  • It has all the superhero gadgetry you’d expect – and even machine guns

Published on Jul 11, 2024 at 8:39 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Jul 11, 2024 at 8:58 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

This Swedish man built a DIY Batmobile for $1 million, taking him more than 3.5 years or 20,000 hours of work – but it was worth it.

Complete with all the superhero gadgetry you’d expect – yes, even machine guns – it’s a seriously impressive machine.

It all started with the chassis of a 1973 Lincoln Continental.

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What’s inside the DIY Batmobile?

While some vehicular homages could be accused of being mere shadows of their inspiration – this stunning car has all the bells and whistles.

Built by Swedish car enthusiast Leif Garvin, his ‘fully functional’ creation includes voice recognition technology, rear-view cameras, height adjustment, satellite navigation, and – of course – machine guns.

A DVD player and a plasma TV are also crammed somewhere in there – hopefully for passengers in the backseat.

The Batmobile boasts 700 HP – that’s a whole lot of horses to keep under control – so it’s powerful as well.

The proud creator has even toured with his comic-inspired creation.

Garvin was photographed at the 2004 Gothenburg Motor Show with his Batmobile.

And per his Batmobile for sale Facebook page, his self-proclaimed ‘ultimate Batmobile replica’ has also toured as far afield as Moscow and the USA.

However, as you can perhaps glean from the name of the group, it may not be under Garvin’s ownership much longer, with followers frequently asking for the price.

Other movie car homages

Cinephiles are always trying to replicate the cars they’ve seen on the silver screen.

For example, this modern Back to the Future DeLorean time machine is actually a Tesla Model X.

It includes a custom interior with time-travel-themed controls, ‘flux bands’, and ‘flux capacitator’ to ‘power’ it – just like in the movie.

And yes, it even shoots flames out the back.

What’s more, a YouTuber built a Back to the Future style hoverboard that floats on absolutely everything.

In a flip on that theme, Elon Musk bought the actual Lotus Esprit Submarine from The Spy Who Loved Me.

While this is the car we saw in the movie – it doesn’t do what it did for James Bond in real life.

And so Musk plans to turn the car into an electric submarine.


Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.