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Feb 10, 2022

VAN DARYL Gallery Presents THE ELECTRIC BATMOBILE By Nguyen Dac Chung


Founded by Daryl Villanueva, VAN DARYL is an automotive gallery situated at the upscale neighborhood of Phu My Hung in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The gallery is home to an eclectic collection of rare and futuristic vehicles inspired by science fiction and comic books.

Automobiles have always been a symbol of progress, and humanity's pioneering spirit. We've always pushed our creations to their technical limits and in many ways, they've pushed us. They inspire us to go faster, further, and to dream bigger.

VAN DARYL seeks to harness this inspiration. And share it. What people do with that inspiration is the most exciting part.

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VAN DARYL Gallery is thrilled to present Nguyen Dac Chung's Electric Batmobile. This is a full-size operational replica used in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy. This, however, is powered by an electric engine.

Nguyen Dac Chung is a 23-year-old graduate from the University of Architecture, Hanoi. He is an architect and founder of cosplay store, Macros Studios. His Hanoi-based workshop brings to life custom superhero costumes that would rival the best at Comic Con.

"As a kid, I was a fan of superheroes, especially Batman. Growing up, I've always wanted to build a Batmobile. All of them. From the Adam West's to Christian Bale's."- Nguyen Dac Chung

The Electric Batmobile

Nguyen loves to bring what he sees on the big screen to life. While he mainly creates costumes, his piece-de-resistance, however, is the Dark Knight's most iconic weapon in his crime-fighting arsenal - the Batmobile. Nguyen's Electric Batmobile isn't some concept car that's only good for display. This is a fully operational, tactical vehicle capable of freeway speeds. And to take things one step further, it's driven by an electric engine - the very first electric Batmobile in the world.

"While other cosplay businesses focus on costumes and accessories, I wanted to take things to the next level and completely blow people's minds," says Nguyen.

So, Nguyen dreamt of building the very first electric Batmobile. 

Inspiration, Design, and Process

Nguyen wanted to reproduce Christopher Nolan's version of the Batmobile dubbed, "the Tumbler" because of its masculine, off-road, tank-like design. 

To build this dream car (as a matter of fact, anyone's dream car), Nguyen brought together a team of designers, architects, mechanics and engineers to help.

Nguyen based his replica on the original blueprint. Nguyen and his team started with the frame made from steel and then moved towards creating the armor panels that form the body. A mixture of materials such as ABS, composite, steel and carbon fiber make up the Electric Batmobile. Parts of the Batmobile are handcrafted while some are 3D-printed for precision. The behemoth weighs less than 600 kg and is capable of highway speeds.

Nguyen also introduced sustainable tech to the Batmobile by integrating an electric engine and brought additional advancements such as automatic hydraulic doors operated by a remote control, and 4 tactical cameras for a near 360 view, particularly useful when navigating tight corners. It has a passenger seat too.

It took over 2 years to complete. "When I decide to do something, I never give up," Nguyen says. His hard work, faith and dedication paid off. Nguyen has earned local and international press coverage garnering him and his electric beast a legion of fans across the globe.

The Beginnings

Unlike his peers who wanted the security of a stable job, Nguyen started a business. In 2017, he gave birth to his cosplay company. Dedicated to perfection and sweating the small stuff, he called his workshop, Macro Studios.

According to Nguyen, the Electric Batmobile is the most ambitious project he has ever done. Always a man with a plan, the mission to build the world's first Electric Batmobile was to catch public attention and promote his budding company. Nguyen's advice for people facing an impossible task? "When you feel like quitting, think about why you started."

VAN DARYL Gallery is honoured to exhibit the world's first Electric Batmobile.

"I am happy to become a part of VAN DARYL Gallery," says Nguyen. "We share the same passion in art and automobiles. But most importantly, a commitment to inspiring others with what we create." 

Technical Specifications of Electric Batmobile

Availability: Limited 

Dimensions (m): L 3.7 x W 2.4 x H 1.3

Weight (kg): Approx. 600 

Materials: ABS, Carbon Fiber, Steel

Frame: Tubular, Steel 

Engine: Electric Motor

Battery: Lithium Ion

Top speed: 65 mph

Rims: Front: 13 inch; Rear: 18 inch

Operation: Automatic Transmission

Other features: 1 driver seat, 1 passenger

                2 automatic doors via remote control

                4 safety cameras and monitors