Check out this redesigned Saab 9-3, an award-winning tribute to the 1966 Batmobile.

A Stroke of Genius

Saab Batmobile Front View

Sitting pretty in Stephen’s front drive

When Stephen purchased this Saab 9-3, he knew it was destined for greatness. He bought it for a Top Gear challenge centered around redesigning a vehicle for a theme. After looking at the car, he realized it “lent itself to being the 1966 Batmobile.” So he and his friends added details to make the Batmobile come alive. They won the competition and took a 210 mile road trip from their home in Sheffield, England to Whitby and back.

Holy details, Batman

Stephen and his friends took their time in making sure that the interior and exterior were ready to fight crime. Check out some of these great details:

Wheel Closeup

A miniature batarang

Inside The Saab Batmobile

Seats fit for Batman and Robin

Bat phone in interior

A direct line to Commissioner Gordon


Ready to deploy the rockets in a high-speed chase

Back view of the batmobile

Fins and flames adorn the rear

Road Ready

This used 9-3 is still in driving condition, and all add-ons can be removed. Stephen has the Batmobile up for auction, though shipping to the United States isn’t available. Unfortunately, like all vehicles, even this Batmobile is susceptible to salt and corrosion, “the infamous old enemies of the crime fighter.” How do you think it compares to the original?

1966 Batmobile

The original 1966 Batmobile, designed in part by George Barris

Saab Batmobile with Doors Open

The Saab 9-3 Batmobile, designed by Stephen Carr