The Batmobile is Racing the Gumball 3000

The world’s craziest one percenters left Dublin yesterday for the start of the Gumball 3000 rally, and today, they’ve made it to London. Despite featuring some of the world’s most expensive production cars, the wildest thing there might just be this Lamborghini-based Batmobile.

The car, built for Team Galag, is almost entirely made out of carbon fiber and is based on a Gallardo. The lead engineer used to work at Koenigsegg and designed the car to look like the Batmobile out of the Arkham Knight video game.

“The car is  BIG,” writes Caresto, the company that made the car. “The wheel base is 3.40 meters (11 feet) and the width of this special car is 2.5 meters (roughly 8 feet). The special high rigid tubular frame is manufactured to provide good handling and give a solid feeling.”

Impressively, the drivers hope to take the Batmobile 3000 miles across Europe.

This year, the rally left from Dublin, drove from Scotland to the south of England, and is now headed across the channel, and across the European continent to Bucharest, in Romania with 14 in all.

The green flag waved yesterday and countless automotive celebrities were on hand for today’s stop in London, including Jeremy Clarkson, who was apparently yelling at children, because he’s Jeremy Clarkson.

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The grid features countless supercars, among them Lamborghini-bodied Lamborghinis, Porsches, Bentleys, and even Yugos. The whole thing ends on Friday, May 6 when the teams hit the finishing line in Bucharest.