A homemade vehicle with a remarkable resemblance to the "Batmobile" recently featured in a Batman film was confiscated in central Moscow, the Russian Ministry of Interior said.
The traffic police screeched the completely black lowrider vehicle with ferris wheels to a halt when it drove down one of the main streets into the city center on Saturday evening.
They confiscated the car, which was modeled on the famous superhero car and belonged to a 32-year-old Muscovite.
The "Batmobil" owner must face fines for numerous violations before he can get his car back.
Police said Tuesday that the vehicle was illegally assembled in a private workshop, is not registered as a vehicle, does not meet road safety standards, and is oversized for a standard six-meter (20-foot) car.
The car was built in the U.S. and then customized in Russia in a car tuning workshop called Fast Boom Pro, whose logo can be seen in a police video, Russian auto websites reported.
The workshop transformed it into the image of the vehicle from the film "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice" from 2016.
The replica car was reportedly put up for sale in Russia last October for $ 842,100.
It was described as armored and equipped with a night vision camera, a thermal imager, a laser aiming device, and a model pistol that mimicked the sound of shooting.
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