Australian Builds Batmobile and becomes Real Life Superhero
Inspired by his love for the comic hero ‘Batman’, Zac Mihajlovic, from Camden, Australia has hand built his very own street legal version of the Batmobile. He re-created the design from the 1989 film starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson.
This Batman fanatic transformed his comic book fantasies into a reality. By constructing a replica of the vehicle he has sparked the interest of many people. It took him two years to model the car to perfection. The car has heads turning wherever it has been seen. Zac says “It’s my absolute pride and joy. I feel like if I do nothing else for the rest of my life, I’ll die happy.”
After his love for Batman, he loves to build cars, so what better to build than a Batmobile. His had the help of his friend Scott Cox and the guidance of his grandfather John Greene, a retired engineer. It took Zac two years just to gather all the components that were required for this monster project. He was even lucky enough to get some parts that were used on the original car in the film. The vehicle is fitted with adjustable suspension and a working afterburner, but unfortunately no machine gun, no grappling hooks, and no bombs. The reaction he gets whenever he’s out with the car is ‘insane’ according to Zac. His most memorable incident was when he heard a noise while he was on the highway and thought something was wrong with the car, but it was actually the news helicopter chasing him down the freeway. Businessmen and other fanatics from across the world, including a Sheikh in Dubai, have offered Zac bug bucks for the Batmobile. He has also seen his share of bizarre requests, but rather than cash in on his dream machine, Zac has teamed up with the Make-A-Wish foundation, who make dreams come true for terminally ill children. He dresses up as Batman and visits them or takes them out for a drive and dinner.
His obsession with Batman began when he was five years old. His love for this character had a lot to do with the fact that Batman is one of the only superheroes that don’t have powers so relating to him on human level was easy.