Holy Saabs, Batman! Swede Uses Old 9-5 To Create A Batmobile

Currently, there’s a lot of speculation surrounding the next Batman movie, in which Ben Affleck may or may not reprise his role as the Dark Knight.

The thing is, while the superhero has been a staple of comics, TV and films for many years and thus created a huge fan base, not every Batman-related idea is a home run.

One such example is casting George Clooney as the lead in Batman & Robin. Another, this poor excuse for a Batmobile that’s based on an old Saab. While we don’t know what model year this is, we can tell you that it’s a first-generation 9-5, which was launched back in 1997 as a sedan and a year later as a wagon. The 9-5 was based on the same GM2900 platform as the Opel Vectra and Calibra and the Saab 900, none of which would have made a good Batmobile either.

In cases such as this one, the main issue is execution. Without a considerable budget, you’re not going to do a good job building such an iconic vehicle. Sure, if money is not a problem, you can base your Batmobile on just about any platform/donor vehicle, as long as the bodywork is on point.

This… let’s call it the Saabatmobile, is a mess aesthetically, which is why people on Reddit made fun of it.

The welding is bad, that front end accessory looks ridiculous, and the rear flaps look like Mickey Mouse’s ears. As for how the rear windows just stick out like that, we can’t help but feel it’s a safety hazard.

Finally, given that the cabin has been shortened and moved behind where the B-pillar used to be, we can’t help but wonder if this thing is driveable at all.

  • Mr. EP9

    That poor SAAB.

  • PUTTING A BAT STICKER ON IT DOESN’T MAKE IT A BATMOBILE.

    ODD THAT REDDIT ONLY EVER POSTS ONCE PIC OF IT’S ATROCITIES. IF WE’RE GONNA MAKE FUN OF THEM WE SHOULD GET THE FULL PICTURE OF HOW BAD IT IS.

    • Matt

      No but having a 5-metre long bonnet helps.

  • Blade t

    Funny stuff..

  • Bash

    Wtf is that??!!!! He doesn’t even deserve to be a DC fan.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Judging by that attrocity, he isn’t!

      • Bash

        True that! True that.

  • Alex

    Oh man the new Batman-movie looks pretty bad…

  • Momogg

    WTF?

    Poor 9-5… 😐

  • salamOOn

    those protruding side windows glass panels……

  • Marty

    I like it! The Saab 9-5 design needs to be punished for stalling* the brand identity, and this is a good punishment.

    (*If you only have two models, a decade between new versions, and your whole brand is built around how inventive you are, you simply can’t afford to be conservative.)

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