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Homemade ‘Batmobile’ towed away by Moscow police

15:11 | 27/02/2020

A replica of Batman's Batmobile has been seized by Moscow traffic police, Russia's interior ministry announced.

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Russian traffic policemen standing next to a vehicle in Moscow that bears a striking resemblance to the "Batmobile". (Photo: AFP/Handout)

It appeared to be a copy of the Batmobile from the 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Traffic police brought the all-black, lowrider vehicle with giant wheels to a screeching halt as it cruised down one of the main roads into the city centre on Saturday evening.

They impounded the car, styled after the famous car belonging to the superhero and owned by a 32-year-old Muscovite.

The "Batmobile" owner faces fines for numerous violations before being allowed to get his car back.

The vehicle was too wide for the city's streets and had not been certified as roadworthy, the interior ministry spokesman said.

The car was built in the United States, then customised in Russia at an auto tuning workshop called Fast Boom Pro, whose logo is visible in a police video, Russian auto sites reported.

homemade batmobile towed away by moscow police
The vehicle was towed away wrapped in tape and black plastic. (Photo: Russian Ministry of the Interior)

A similar life-size replica of the car was put up for sale by its owner for 55 million roubles (USD 838,200), according to online media outlet The Village.

A second website that listed the vehicle, Auto.Ru, said it had been sold, without specifying the price or the buyer.

It was described as armoured and equipped with a night-vision camera, a thermal imaging camera, a laser-aiming device and a model gun that imitates the sound of shooting./.