Badass motion: Russia’s ‘BatTram’ explored (VIDEO)
R1, or Russian One, is the brainchild of the civil transport arm of Uralvagonzavod. Designed and engineered by OKB Atom’s creative director, Aleksey Maslov, and chief engineer, Maksim Kuzin, it first attracted media attention in July, when the manufacturer revealed the tram to the public.
With black glossy surfaces and angled lines, the streetcar looks like something straight out of Batman’s Gotham, as depicted in Nolan’s trilogy, some commenters said. The latest video was shot during the ExpoCityTrans 2014 in Moscow.