Everyone wants a Batmobile — we’ve even seen a Batboat recently — and we’re pretty impressed by Justin Bieber’s new ride. I never really pegged him for a Bat fan, but then again who doesn’t love Bats? Yep, the Biebs just got himself a Batmobile… Well, it’s actually a Cadillac CTS-V with some killer custom work, but you get the idea. (Bieber is also a Steampunk fan — read about his fashionable new clockwork hand at MTV Style)
The mastermind behind this geeky custom is none other than Ryan Friedlinghaus, founder of West Coast Customs, who many of you will recognize from the glory days of MTV’s Pimp My Ride and the more recent Inside West Coast Customs, which airs on Discovery’s all-new channel, Velocity.
As you can see from the photos Bieber’s Batmobile features a slick matte black paint job — just how The Dark Knight likes it — and a Batman logo replacing the Cadillac badge on the grill with another on the back side. The trunk-lid is also emblazoned with “Batmobile” in the same matte black finish, but the coolest feature, in my opinion, is the addition of suicide doors. Sure, Batman may not have had suicide doors on his ride (unless you count the Rolls-Royce Alfred drives him around in), but they just look so good I can’t help but love them.
TMZ is reporting that Bieber was recently pulled over in the “Bat-illac” but escaped with just a warning. You may or may not be a fan of his music, but there’s no denying the 17 year-old sensation has good taste when it comes to cars. Two thumbs up Bieber, the car looks great. I hope you gave West Coast Customs the thanks they deserve.