Members in Team Galag, Gumball 3000 competitors from Saudi Arabia, are not only car fanatics, but Batman fans as well. They spent $1.6-million building the stunning Tumbler replica above, complete with a 6.2L V8 engine that generates 400-horsepower. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.
Here’s something you may not have known about the original prop used for the movie(s): “Crowley started the process of designing the Tumbler for the film by model bashing. Crowley used the nose cone of a P-38 Lightning model to serve as the chassis for the Tumbler’s turbine engine. Six models of the Tumbler were built to 1:12 scale in the course of four months. Following the scale model creation, a crew of over 30 people, including Crowley and engineers Chris Culvert and Annie Smith, carved a full-size replica of the Tumbler out of a large block of Styrofoam in two months.”