Real Batpod

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If money is no object, this real Batpod, one of six used in The Dark Knight Rises, could be yours if the price is right. Designd by Nathan Crowley and built by special-effects supervisor Chris Corbould, this unique vehicle features an entirely custom chassis, Hoosier racing tires, and is powered by a Honda 750 engine. Smooth fiberglass body panels are used to cover most the working components, while black foam padding was added for comfort. Should you be the lucky new owner, it comes complete with a metal display stand and a Warner Bros. certificate of authenticity. One caveat: this Batpod is in “rolling-only” mode, as all of its fluids, battery, fuel tank, and throttle controls have been removed for safety purposes. “Well-used on both productions, as well as in the promotion of the films as part of the Warner Bros. archive, the Batpod displays some wear to the body panels and some light corrosion on the chassis, with damage to the left gun mount as a result of use on set,” according to the product page. Click here to view the first image in this week’s funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Southwest Airlines flight attendant who went Looney during an announcement, literally.