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05:13 PM, March 02, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:22 PM, March 02, 2020

Moscow police seize custom made ‘Batmobile’

Police officials in Moscow recently seized a custom-made vehicle with a likeness to the 'Batmobile' used by fictional crime-fighting superhero Batman in the "Batman V Superman" film, claiming the car does not fit road safety regulations.

A statement from the Russian city's Ministry of the Interior said the vehicle was confiscated in central Moscow and was deemed unsafe for public roads as it was "not manufactured within factory conditions", according to the BBC.

The vehicle -- owned by an unnamed 32-year-old man from Moscow -- features a gun turret at the front similar to the Batmobile featured in the film, although its functionality remains untested. Police officials have also described the vehicle's dimensions and weight as "exceeding acceptable norms".

The "Batmobile" was supposedly imported from the US to Russia in 2018, where additional features, including electronics, were later added on, reports the BBC.

The lack of documentation is also calling the vehicle's road-worthiness into question, and the owner is being investigated accordingly.

The car's advertised price in late 2019 was 55 million Roubles (approximately 840,000 US Dollars), reports the BBC quoting Russian business news website RBC. 

Sources could not independently verify whether or not the unnamed owner of the vehicle engaged in nocturnal vigilantism or crime-fighting, although his vehicle was certainly designed to strike fear into the hearts of criminals everywhere.  

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