Batmobile exhibit arrives at Science Museum Oklahoma

The Batmobile exhibit ties into the “Batman Live” arena show, running Wednesday through Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
BY SANDI DAVIS Modified: October 9, 2012 at 10:30 pm •  Published: October 10, 2012
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The “Batman Live” Batmobile is based on a Formula 1 racing car designed by Gordon Murray.

The Batmobile — as driven by Batman in Gotham City — has a breathable type of carbon fiber body, 10 times lighter than steel and 100 times stronger. It also makes it undetectable.

Rather than using rubber tires like the cars we drive, the Batmobile uses virtual wheels indicated by LED lights. The virtual wheels oppose gravity to lift the car and provide braking, driving and steering forces. The front and rear emit microwaves to jam all detection systems and the entire car is controlled with two “Bat Grips” and two information screens in the cockpit.

The Batmobile at the museum has had many of its top-secret parts hidden, but anyone can walk around the car, take pictures and look at the additions.

It is on display during museum hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Museum-only admission is $13.95 for adults, and $9.95 for seniors 65 and older and children ages 4 to 12.

For more information, call 602-6664 or go to sciencemuseumok.org.

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