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 |  Jun 16 2011, 3:10 PM

For the new Batman Live World Arena Tour theater production, which kicks off in Manchester, UK, on July 19, Formula 1 design legend Gordon Murray was tasked with creating a ‘Batmobile’ as a set prop.

It was a chance for Murray, who is probably best known for the McLaren F1, to bring out his inner child. During the unveiling in West London;  Murray said that the car utilizes Formula 1 aerodynamics to maximize downforce and employs a new type of ‘breathable’ carbon fiber structure and sports ‘virtual’ wheels. “I wanted to give it life on stage, so I invented virtual wheels indicated by the LED ring of lights.”

Boasting tandem seating with retractable canopies,  Murray says the idea behind it was “that it could be a real car of the future.” It’s also powered by a hydrogen fuel cell something that Murray said “all of our cars could have in 20 years time.”

For more info, including Murray’s comments at the car’s unveiling, click on the video below:

[Source: Daily Telegraph]