Earlier this year, Batman: Arkham Knight launched to highly positive reviews. It was developer Rocksteady’s swan song, their conclusion to the critically acclaimed Arkham trilogy that began with 2009’s Batman: Arkham Asylum. The game was praised for its spectacular presentation as well as smart additions to the long-established freeflow combat system.
However, the game was not without its faults. Aside from a PC version that was unplayable at launch, the most controversial addition to the game was the Batmobile. It was a feature that had long been requested by the fans, and while it was fun to drive through Gotham City, the tank combat left much to be desired. The disappointing combat, coupled with a highly repetitive mission structure, eliminated most of the joy surrounding the iconic vehicle. By the time that Gotham was finally safe, many were ready to ditch the Batmobile altogether.
Still, if the opportunity presented itself, everyone would jump at the chance to take the Batmobile for a spin in real life. Thanks to a Super Gamer Builds contest, sponsored by Playstation, one lucky winner is now the proud owner of their own (miniature) Arkham Knight Batmobile.
You can check out the car in action, as well as the lengthy process behind constructing the machine, in the video at the top of the page. The vehicle is a modified dune buggy, designed and sculpted by set builders Goodnight and Co. The video details the work that went into its production and the builders’ careful attention to detail shines through in the finished product. And while this Batmobile can’t transform into tank mode, the sleek looking vehicle is still one of the coolest Go-Karts in existence. Hopefully, the new owner can find an equally cool track to drive it on.
The company that crafted the Go-Kart is also responsible for an equally awesome baby stroller – one based on The Dark Knight‘s Tumbler.
Now, the biggest question is how long we have to wait before the Batman V Superman Batmobile gets the same treatment.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on March 25th, 2016; Suicide Squad on August 5th, 2016; Wonder Woman on June 23rd, 2017; Justice League on November 17th, 2017; The Flash on March 23rd, 2018; Aquaman on July 27th, 2018; Shazam on April 5th, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14th, 2019; Cyborg on April 3rd, 2020; Green Lantern Corps on June 19th, 2020. Untitled Batman and Superman solo films will be coming at dates TBD.