Ride of the Week: '08 Golf GTI [Video]
When thinking of a car to compliment The Batmobile, the first thing that comes to mind usually isn't a 400hp 2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Well, we think Batman would strongly consider this one built by Tuning Works in Copiague, New York. Sporting an Avery matte black wrap and sitting on three-piece, gold Rotiform wheels wrapped in Nitto Invos, how could he not like it? It even has a "DRKKN1TE" vanity plate!
If that doesn't leave enough of an impression on him, then surely the GTI's built TSI long block with a top-mounted turbo will. Of course, because it'd hypothetically be for Batman, there has to be an enormously aggressive APR Performance Subaru STI wing mounted to the rear hatch—for downforce, obviously! The addition of the ECS Tuning carbon fiber fender flares completes the aggressive look, giving it that wide stance.
Since the real Batman enjoys both a subtle and sporty interior, he'd feel right at home in this GTI. The COBRA sport seats and harnesses would keep him firmly planted while the gold accents and bat signals throughout the car would remind his passengers whose car it was.