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Vetter Slash: The Batmobile-shaped C6 Corvette Supercar That Broke The Web

Dubbed as the next Batmobile, the Vetter Slash is one of the most controversial custom cars ever built around the fundamentals of a .

When it launched in the mid-2000s, the sixth generation of America's most popular sports car was praised for retaining the iconic design of its predecessors.

Sure, it was the first with exposed headlights since the C1, but other than that, there weren't any drastic changes and the car looked like a natural progression from the modern styling introduced in 1983 by the C4.

Even today, when the Corvette finally became the mid-engined supercar that Zora Arkus-Duntov envisioned more than six decades ago, the C6 remains one of the most beautiful iterations of the iconic model.

For a man named Mike Vetter, the styling of this particular Corvette was pretty boring, but the chassis and transmission were exactly what he needed to build an outrageous single.

Based in Florida, Mike has been building custom cars for decades. Whether it's futuristic rides like the Extraterrestrial Vehicle (ETV) or thoroughbred mid-engine supercars like the Razor, their builds have been praised for their spectacular design.

One of their unique cars, called the Vaydor, arrived at big screen in the hit movie "Suicide Squad", being used by the Joker.

The Vetter Slash

In 2020, Mike introduced what was then his latest creation: the radical Vetter Slash. His idea for this project was to create a vehicle that blended elements of a classic street rod with those of an exotic supercar in such a way that it would make your jaw drop.

Mike truly believed that the C6's chassis and transmission were ideal, but every element of the sports car's original bodywork was replaced with a series of aggressively tailored panels.

With a false hole that resembles an exposed intake, the hood sweeps across the fenders giving the impression that the last sections are separated from the car.

This street-rod-inspired style is further emphasized by huge side vents that slope inward, creating more visual separation from the fenders.

At the rear, the styling becomes less drastic and more akin to what we see on an exotic grand tourer, but the two different themes are somehow masterfully intertwined.

While the exterior bears no trace of the C6 Corvette, the interior hints at the origins of this outrageous unique. After lifting the massive reverse scissor doors, you're greeted by the C6 dashboard and center console, albeit with custom finishes and a modern infotainment screen connected to the front and rear cameras.

The steering wheel also exudes C6 vibes, but the rim has been reshaped and features exposed carbon fiber sections that we all agree look incredible.

Power comes from a 6.2-liter LS3 that the C6 initially received during the 2008 model year.

Mated to a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters, it's been slightly tuned to produce 450bhp, an increase of about 20 ponies over what it could deliver on factory spec.

Other mechanical improvements include fully adjustable coilovers on all four corners, larger brake calipers and rotors, as well as a custom exhaust system that exits either side of a car via large triangular spikes, making the Slash's sound so menacing. how much it looks

Once completed, this amazing car participated in the Hot Wheels Legends Tour, which earned airtime on ABC's Right This Minute.

Still, it flew a little under the radar for most car enthusiasts until Mike decided to put it up for sale online.

Ads placed on eBay, as well as various Facebook groups, were picked up by various media outlets calling it the Batmobile you can actually own.

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