45 Facts About Batmobile


Batmobile is the fictional car driven by the superhero Batman.

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In some depictions, the Batmobile has individually articulated wheel mounts and is able to be driven unmanned or can be remotely operated.

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An identical Batmobile appeared in the next story printed in the same issue.

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The iconic television Batmobile was a superficially modified concept car, the decade-old Lincoln Futura, owned by auto customizer George Barris, whose shop did the work.

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Batmobile was redesigned in 2011 when DC Comics relaunched its entire line of comic books, with the Batmobile being given new aesthetics.

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In Batman: Holy Terror, the Batmobile is depicted on a two-page spread at the end of the story, with Bruce musing that it was provided to him by the remaining members of the underground movement against the religious dictatorship that rules the world in this timeline.

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However, it is revealed in Crimson Mist- the third novel in the trilogy- that the Batmobile survives in the remains of the Batcave, with Alfred briefly hiding behind it to escape Killer Croc during a chase through the cave.

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In Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, the Batmobile has been modified into a tank-like armored riot control vehicle, complete with machine guns shooting rubber bullets, a large cannon mounted on the front, and large tank treads in place of tires.

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Batmobile made a brief cameo at the end of the Looney Tunes Show episode "Reunion".

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Filmation's Batmobile used parachutes, inflatable pontoons, and, in case of damaged tires, vertical and rear-mounted jets to lift and propel the car — which then essentially caused it to function as a high-powered hovercraft.

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Batmobile was seen in the early episodes of Super Friends was based on the Lincoln Futura design in the live-action TV series starring Adam West.

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Features that were carried over from the original Super Friends Batmobile were the Bat-mask, low horizontal fins, twin bubble windshields, and blue coloring scheme.

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Batmobile made appearances in the various series of the DC animated universe.

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The original Batmobile design had many design variants as well as Bruce Wayne's limousine, as seen in Batman Beyond, which the producers referred to as "an upside-down Batmobile".

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Batmobile was redesigned in The New Batman Adventures with its jet engine being most notably absent.

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New flying Batmobile design appears in Batman Beyond used by the new Batman.

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Also, the Batmobile appears in the feature entitled "Working Through Pain"; wherein Alfred arrives to pick up Batman.

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The Batmobile appearing in this scene seems to be inspired by its appearance in the 1989 live-action film.

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Batmobile in "Beware the Batman" is a low and flat F1-like car with a single seated cockpit and pointed nose.

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In Batman: Arkham Asylum, a version of the Batmobile appears with a design heavily influenced by the one used in Batman and Batman: The Animated Series.

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Batman later controls the Batmobile remotely using his utility belt to take Bane into the sea along with it.

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In Batman: Arkham City, the Batmobile appears in the Batcave Predator Challenge Map and was back under re-construction following its tussle with Bane, thus explaining its absence in the rest of the game.

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The bulletproof Batmobile can be summoned to the player's location while on foot or, if the player is airborne, sent to meet Batman as he lands.

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The Batwing is used in conjunction with the Batmobile to deliver upgrades, while providing real-time surveillance and close air support.

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Batmobile has two modes, which can be switched at any time: Pursuit and Battle.

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In Battle mode, the Batmobile becomes more tank than car, allowing a full 360-degree range of movement, including strafing in any direction, while revealing the multiple weapon systems on board, including a Vulcan chain gun for quick damage, a 60mm hypervelocity cannon for fire support, anti-tank guided missiles for wide-ranging damage against multiple targets, and a non-lethal riot suppressor.

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The Batmobile can be controlled remotely, driven in indoor locations, and used in solving the game's puzzles, such as lowering an inaccessible elevator with its attached winch.

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Batmobile started customizing a 1959 Cadillac, but when the studio wanted the program on the air in January 1966, and therefore filming sooner than he could provide the car, Jeffries was paid off, and the project went to George Barris.

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Barris hired Bill Cushenbery to do the metal modifications to the car and its conversion into the Batmobile was completed in just three weeks, at a reported cost of US$30,000.

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Tim Burton's live-action films Batman and Batman Returns presented a different version of the Batmobile, which reflected those films' Art Deco version of Gotham City.

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The back of the Batmobile resembles the back of the Fiat Turbina, which was a gas-turbine concept from the 1950s.

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The car had a few unique features, such as being able to rotate its wheels through 90 degrees so that it could move in a perpendicular direction, a grappling hook allowing the Batmobile to drive up walls, and the speed to perform large jumps from surface to surface during chases across Gotham City's elevated freeways and gigantic statues.

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Batmobile depicted in Batman Forever sought to accentuate its intricate lines.

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The last Batmobile to appear in the motion picture series, was designed by Harald Belker.

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However, in the next scene in the Batcave, the Batmobile is sitting back on its pedestal appearing to be in perfect condition.

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Batmobile depicted in Christopher Nolan's trilogy of Batman films owes much to the tank-like vehicle from Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns; it has a more "workhorse" appearance than the sleek automobiles seen in previous incarnations, designed more for functionality than intimidation.

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Christopher Nolan version of the Batmobile has a pair of autocannons mounted in the nose of the car between the front wheels.

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The Batmobile elevates itself for scenes depicting it going into battle or when performing jumps and lowers to the ground when cruising through the streets.

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The Batmobile appears in a flashback for Suicide Squad, when Batman was pursuing the Joker and Harley Quinn before their car crashed into the river, the Joker escaping while Harley was captured.

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Batmobile is an armored tactical assault vehicle that has the ability to raise or lower its suspension, depending on its combat or navigational situations.

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The Batmobile's imposing defense capabilities, supported by Wayne Enterprises technologies, have been integrated with the latest in covert military grade armaments, stealth, and active protection systems.

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Batmobile is equipped with a gimbal-mounted machine gun on its front section and a harpoon launcher in the rear, capable of dragging a truck behind it with ease.

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The Batmobile is capable of autonomous control, should Batman ever need to leave the Batmobile.

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At the beginning of the Season Four episode "A Dark Knight: That's Entertainment", Alfred takes Bruce to the garage at Wayne Manor on his seventeenth birthday to present him with his gift: a heavily fortified matte-black Ford Mustang that functions as a proto-Batmobile, the choice of make being a reference to the original Batmobile which was a modified Lincoln Futura and manufactured by Ford.

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Batmobile is copyrighted in the 9th circuit under United States law by DC Comics, a status often thought to usually be reserved to sentient fictional characters.

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