Man Builds Street-Legal Batmobile for the Best Reason

It even shoots flames from its tail-pipe. Australian Zac Mihajlovic, 29, spared no expense in constructing his version of Batman’s famous Batmobile.

He built the vehicle with the help of his grandfather John Green, a former engineer, over the course of four years. Although Mihajlovic’s Batman costume resembles the Dark Knight-era caped crusader, his Batmobile is a working model of the one used in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman, starring Michael Keaton.

“The reaction to the car has just been insane,” Mihajlovic said. “The first time I took it out was definitely an experience.”

His Batmobile is thought to be the only street-legal version of the car, and he’s refused six figure offers to buy the car. He uses it to delight terminally ill children who dream of taking a ride through Gotham with the dark knight. With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he’s helped fulfill the dreams of 40 children so far.

For more information, or to see the street-legal Batmobile in action, watch the video above.