Well, it's completely clear now where Batman buys his motorcycles. French manufacturer Lazareth has just unveiled the LM 847, its latest, seemingly impossible creation. Sure, it looks like someone was trying to build a car, got bored 10 minutes in and just stuck all the good bits together, but boy, it's hard not to be impressed.
Before you ask, yes, that big chunk of machinery in the middle of the LM 847 is a 4.7 litre, 32-valve V8 engine from Maserati. It can put out 470 horsepower (350kW), putting a lot of cars to shame.
I have no idea how practical this 400kg behemoth is to ride -- all I can conjure are images of the rider floating in mid-air as the bike zooms off at near light speed down the highway.
From what I can tell, the LM 847 isn't available to purchase, in fact, the impression I get is that it's more of an experiment than anything else. I wouldn't be surprised if it simply exploded as soon as the ignition key was turned.
For more pictures, including close-ups of the hardware, hit up the bike's page on the Lazareth website.