Holy Bat-truck Batman! Meet 'The Crimefighter'

Batmobile from The Dark Knight.
Batmobile from The Dark Knight.
Batmobile from the television series, Batman.
Batmobile from the television series, Batman.
Batmobile from the 1989 movie, Batman.
Batmobile from the 1989 movie, Batman.
Batmobile from Batman Forever.
Batmobile from Batman Forever.
Batmobile from Batman and Robin.
Batmobile from Batman and Robin.

You can now add Bat-truck to the long list Batman's vehicles that includes such creations as the batcycle, batmobile, batgyro, batplane, batcopter, batwing, batboat and batskiboat.

The Bat-truck, dubbed "The Crimefighter" is not likely to appear in any Batman movies having been built as a tribute to George Barris, the designer and builder of the original Batmobile.

Back in 1965, Barris became a legend among custom car designers when he built the first Batmobile using parts he found at a hardware store and the body of a Ford Futura concept car.

That car was auctioned for a cool US$4.2 million (NZ$5.3m) in January this year and in light of that, Barris's grandson, Jared, wanted to create a tribute to his grandfather's Batmobile.

What he designed is a Batmobile, or rather a Bat Truck, for the 21st century and it has just been unveiled at Comic-Con in San Diego.

The Bat-truck is a 2012 Ford F-150 customised by Galpin Auto Sports with a tuxedo black paint job and Ferrari red accents that create a look much like that of the original Batmobile.

The bed of the Crimefighter has even been adorned with fins. It's powered by a Ford 5.0-litre V8.

The cool thing about the Crimefighter? Galpin Auto Sports in Southern California is taking orders on the custom truck, so you can feel like Batman too.

THE BAT-TRUCK: Dubbed "The Crimefighter," the Bat-truck is a 2012 Ford F-150.
THE BAT-TRUCK: Dubbed "The Crimefighter," the Bat-truck is a 2012 Ford F-150.

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