‘Batmobile’

‘Batmobile’ car sculpture inspired by the iconic 1970s BMW E9 CSL. Create your unique artwork, choosing your own specification from stunning materials.

limited numbered edition of:9 editions in black
9 editions in white
size (cm):38 x 16 x 7cmapprox.
size (inches):15 x 6 x 3 inches approx.
weight:2 kg/ 4.5 lbs approx.
artwork code:Type 040
availability:3 available now
buy from (£GBP):£1,970


About the sculpture:

THE INSPIRATION – The legendary BMW 3.0 CSL was nicknamed the ‘Batmobile’ for its huge race-car wings, fins and spoiler, winning six European Touring Car Championships throughout the 1970s. The ‘L’ in CSL stood for leicht (light), the car reducing it’s weight for racing, using aluminium body panels and Perspex for the windows.

THE SCULPTURE – This sculpture utilises those very same materials, along with carbon fibre, elegant hardwood, and 3d printed elements. Multiple vertical planes describe the iconic car form, with key details held between them. The race-car flared wheel arches also feature on this dramatic looking sculpture.

THE LOOK – The distinctive, deep recessed gold ‘BBS’ lattice rims are portrayed by CNC lathed aluminium with oak centres. Purchasers can choose their own bespoke custom specification, and even select a ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ version, where each side looks different (by choosing different wheel options per side).


Further images:

These images are mostly CG CAD design renders for illustration purposes of the different material combinations.

NOTE: all sculptures come with an integral plinth base in various materials (see ‘Material options’ section below).


Material options:

Below shows the material options for each sculpture section.

wheel rimswheel centrefins/ wingspine
plinth
nickel plated aluminiumYYY
anodised ‘satin silver’Y
carbon fibreYYY
flame polished acrylic b/wYY
3d printed b/wYYY
oak / walnutYY

Sculpture versions & specifications:

Below are the different sculpture versions available, their material specifications, and guide prices.

‘STEALTH ALL BLACK’ versionBlack everything with carbon fibre accents, 3D printed lattice wheels, white or black flame polished acrylic plinth.£2,110
‘JEKYLL & HYDE’ version2 looks – different wheels/ details on different sides. mix of metal wheels and black 3d printed wheels, aluminium plinth.£2,380
‘BLACK CARBON NICKEL’ versionBlack acrylic body, carbon fibre fins/ wing, aluminium spine/ rims, bushed aluminium base.£2,590
‘WHITE ANODISED’ versionwhite body, wings, spoiler, silver anodised rims with oak centres. aluminium plinth.£2,460
‘WHITEOUT’ versionevery component is white, (including rims / plinth) like a classic carved sculpture.£1,970
‘CUSTOM BESPOKE’choose your own specification. oak plinth variant of ‘WHITE ANODISED’ shown here for example.£ POA

Each sculpture comes with:

  • 1 – Each sculpture plinth is signed and dated by the artist.
  • 2 – Certificate of Authenticity, complete with numbered edition, signed and dated by the artist.
  • 3 – Protective baize underside to each plinth.
  • 4 – Protective white cloth gloves, to professionally handle the artwork.
  • 5 – A ‘Wheelnut’ tool, allows you to orientate the wheel inserts to your desired angle.

Optional extras:

  • A – Display cases (Gallery grade, UV bonded, with slotted base) available to order.
  • B – Name plaques (personalised details can be engraved/ etched) available to order.

Shipping:

International shipping is available (secure crate / tracked / insured).

Local collection from my workshop is possible by appointment.



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