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The New 95Spider
Fans and eyes from a spider
Canopies open it looks like the ears of a giant vampire bat.
The original 95Spider took 12 weeks to build.
In my original plan the vehicle was going to be a hybrid, a combination of a number of ideas.
Influences would include the 1995 Batman Forever Bat mobile and the Arkham Bat mobile, all wrapped up in a Retrofuturist package.
Unfortunately due to commercial pressures the build had to be rushed through and never quite achieved my original aspirations.
It was well received from the Comic Con community but I always felt that it was not what I had planned to build.
After a great deal of head scratching I decided to remodel the 95Spider.
After a further couple of weeks the build is now complete and looking like it was ment to from the very beginning.
I am really pleased with the final product. The aggressive styling is much more in keeping with the Artist H.R.Giger giving it a more sinuous/organic feeling. The front end has spider characteristics with its large silver fangs and eight eyes. Four aggressive looking guns protrude from the front end. The rear of the vehicle now has movable panels which open up looking like a beetle about to take flight. The large center fin has been lowered and can now open much wider.
The vehicle is now much wider at nearly 9ft giving it a much more squat look on the road.
The open canopy area is gone and a new opening canopy cover has been constructed.
When both canopies are opened they rise up to look like the ears of a Vampire bat. As well as making the interior of the car now weather proof it also adds a more aggressive insect like reflective eye hiding the Steampunk interior.
The engine has had a few modifications producing much more low end power but at the cost of top speed.
Hopefully the new design reflects what I originally intended, something very unique.