Auto News for Jan. 16 – Lego Goes Searching for Bad Guys

Built using more than 340,000 LEGO® bricks and measuring 17 feet long, the LEGO® Batmobile from Chevrolet has been designed to strike fear in the heart of any villain. The vehicle is inspired by Batman’s Speedwagon featured in “The LEGO® Batman Movie,” which hits U.S. theatres on February 10, 2017

  It is, perhaps, the ultimate Batmobile – a life size LEGO Batmobile that measures 17 feet long, took 22 hours to design and 1,833 hours to build. The total number of LEGO bricks used came to 344,187 – enough to keep LEGO Master Builders busy at the model shop in Enfield, Connecticut. The vehicle was inspired by Batman’s Speedwagon featured in “The LEGO Batman Movie,” which hits theaters on Feb. 10. It was designed to “strike fear in the heart of any villain.” Somehow, I overlooked its introduction at the Chevrolet stand at the Detroit Auto Show.

 Shell has been named the official motor oil for Rolls-Royce, which is probably as close to one as most of us will get.


 Ford said its 10-inch wide digital instrument display in the GT resembles “the glass cockpit in airplanes and race cars.” It is able to tailor information to each drive mode and provide the data owners need to “make critical decisions behind the wheel…” The five drive modes are normal, wet, sport, track and V-Max, the latter designed for the pursuit of maximum top seed. It takes the form of a large, center speedometer with tach reduced to just a line with indicator dot. The display was designed with the assistance of one of Ford’s race drivers.



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