Thursday, July 17, 2008

Panasonic Toyota Racing & The Dark Knight at Silverstone

Batmobile Facts: The Batmobile is around 10 feet at its widest point, 15 feet long and 5 feet high. It runs on unleaded fuel and weighs 2.5 tons. The vehicle has six wheels - two in the front, outfitted with sprint car race tires, and four at the back, which utilize monster truck tires. The Batmobile has no front axle. The absence of a front axle enables the Batmobile to make extremely tight turns. It can jump 4 feet to nearly 6 feet and has jumped a distance of nearly 60 feet. Image Credit: F1-Live, DPPI

Panasonic Toyota Racing joined forces with The Dark Knight at Silverstone

Thanks to a partnership between Panasonic Toyota Racing and Warner Bros. Pictures, Hollywood came to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix weekend to celebrate the release of the event movie of the summer: The Dark Knight.

The much-anticipated film, which is set to release in cinemas across the USA this weekend on July 18 and throughout the UK, July 25, is the follow up to the 2005 action hit Batman Begins.

The Dark Knight reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who again portrays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman.

Panasonic Toyota Racing drivers, Timo Glock and Jarno Trulli pictured with the Batmobile and Bat-Pod vehicles featured in Batman: The Dark Knight Image Credit: F1-Live, DPPI

To mark the release of The Dark Knight, Panasonic Toyota Racing adopted a new look at Silverstone over the British Grand Prix weekend which coincided our 4th of July weekend here in the US. The Dark Knight artwork was featured on the TF108s and the overalls of Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock, as well as the team's motor home.

Batman logo image overlayed on black painted "winglet" aero package element on the F1 TF108 chassis. Image Credit: XPB

On show at Silverstone were the iconic Batmobile and Bat-Pod vehicles, while some very special media events brought the excitement of The Dark Knight to life.

The Dark Knight Batmobile (rear view) in for a quick, Formula 1 style pitstop with the team of Panasonic Toyota Racing at Silverstone. Image Credit: F1-Live, DPPI

... notes from The EDJE

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