If you thought some Apple fans were eccentric, just look at what Batman admirers will do to revel in their passion. Meet Casey Putsch, a long-time lover of the Caped Crusader who endeavored to build a functional, life-like replica of the Batmobile.
This one, however, is truly an original. Not only is it a turbine-powered vehicle modeled after Tim Burton's version of Batman's ride (circa 1989), it actually uses the iPad for certain control functions (you had to have guessed this involved an Apple product in some way, right?).
Putsch strapped an Apple iPad into the center stack of his super(hero)car, which then acts as his avionics system and also supplies GPS information.
Putsch says the turbine jet engine - which is real, by the way - comes from a retired US Navy drone helicopter. In case you're wondering, yes, this 365-horsepower vehicle is legally cleared to cruise the open road. But it's a hefty sucker, coming in at a length of 20 feet and weighing a gargantuan (given its otherwise slim and hollow frame) 2,800 pounds.
For more pics and video highlighting this spectacular creation, check out the AutoBlog.