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Photo: CarestoFB

The Gumball 3000 is taking place right now and we’ve brought you a couple of the crazy cars that are participating in this years running. But one slipped under the cracks that needs to be discussed immediately, and that is this Batmobile 2.0 that Team Galag is running. They are no stranger to the Batmobile, since they used a Tumbler style vehicle, similar to that used in the Dark Knight movies, in previous years at the Gumball. This new 2.0 version is something special. At first glance it appears to be just a ridiculous car built buy a movie prop company, but as you get closer and learn more about it as far as whats underneath and the materials and fabrication used to make this one of a kind machine.

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Normally when you see things like this they are complete failures. Very rarely do you come across one that has been built where no expense had been spared and that is exactly what you are looking at here. Although to be honest, I do think it’s ugly, but once I learned that the entire vehicle hand crafted using carbon fiber and that there was a Lamborghini Gallardo underneath that completely changed my whole view on the thing. It appears as if all of those extravagant body panels are all made with carbon fiber and rather than painting it black they just clear coated it so they could allow that beautiful CF to show through. Again, did I mention there is a damn Lamborghini Gallardo with the V10 underneath all that lightweight material! Turns out its the 2014 Gallardo LP560-4 which means there is a 552hp version of the V10 powering this mighty beast.

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Photo: CarestoFB


 

These are the best videos we could find about this crazy contraption and it was done by Mr JWW andCar Throttle Extra YouTube Channels. I wasn’t able to find out who the builder was or anything else about the car other than whats on the videos, but thanks to the car throttle extra video I was able to pause it and see Caresto inscribed into the headrest. Turns out Caresto is a Swedish car desgin and develpoment company that happens to be founded by Leif Tufvesson who worked for six years on the development team for Koenigsegg as well as the R&D department for Volvo. Thanks to Caresto’s Facebook page I was able to get these awesome photos of the car.

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Photo: CarestoFB
Photo: CarestoFB
Photo: CarestoFB
Photo: CarestoFB
Photo: CarestoFB
Photo: CarestoFB
Photo: CarestoFB