Batmobile Infographic Breaks Down the Speed, Cost, and Specs of Movie Vehicles
I’ve got a cool infographic here for you to check out that offers some interesting details on all of the Batmobiles that have been used in the movies over the years. It tells us the speed of each one, what they are worth, and other specs and features that they have.
For example, did you know that the fastest Batmobile ever built was the one used in Batman and Robin? It has a top speed of 350 mph. The infographic comes to us from NetQuote, and they offered up the following details that came along with the infographic. I’ve also included other infographics focusing on other iconic vehicles that we’ve seen in the movies.
Contrary to popular belief, the circa-1966 original Batmobile was not the first of its kind, but it is undoubtedly the most important, according to Aaron Miller at Thrillist.com. “Hollywood legend George Barris was given so little time to make the car that he took a decade-old concept car, the Lincoln Futura, made what really amounted to just a few minor cosmetic changes, and made history,” he said.
But for many fans, it pales in comparison to the 1989 Burton Batmobile, the first truly futuristic design with bat wings on the back, a turbine engine on the nose, and relatively simple but potent gadgets. “It’s a car that is bold and yet mysterious, which is a quality that no other Batmobile embodies,” said Rudie Obias at MoviePilot.com, who placed this Batmobile at the top of his list.
As for the Batmobile of 1995, it is easily the worst Batmobile ever designed by human hands – or the devil’s hands, according to Tom Baker at WhatCulture.com. The clunker came complete with lights under the car and rims. Luckily, it was destroyed halfway through “Batman Forever.”
The Batmobile of 1997 is better than the previous monstrosity for only two reasons, Miller added. First, it was designed to pay homage to the Delahayes of the 1930s and, second, it was real. Other than that, the car is all style with very little substance. It’s completely forgettable.
“Batman Begins” in 2005 represents a turn for the better. It was the year the Tumbler was born. When Bruce Wayne sees it, he only has one question for Lucius Fox: “Does it come in black?”
It certainly did. The Tumbler upset some Batman purists, but for the most part, the military take on the Caped Crusader’s ride made a bold statement, and it was a complete game changer. Specifically, the 2008 version that appeared in “The Dark Knight” really blew minds. Christopher Nolan added the Batpod, a motorcycle that Batman uses as an escape pod during a famous chase scene with Joker.
The newest on-screen Batmobile, as seen in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” is a “balance between the sublime and the ridiculous, which we are certainly fans of,” said Tom Baker at WhatCulture.com. “Not quite the militarised tank of the Tumbler and not quite as stylised as Adam West’s ride, the new Batmobile is somewhere in between. It’s got influences from all the previous on-screen incarnations, successfully blending them into a unified Batmobile that’s definitely not something you’d see any conventional army using during combat, but it isn’t complete comic book fantasy.”
You can check out all of the infographics they created below. There are five images total.