The Batmobile is Batman's signature ride. This page will explain some of the many tatical advantages that The Batmobile brings. But first, let's take a trip down memory lane.......
The Batmobile first appeared in Detective Comics no. 27. It was originally a red sadan, and was only referred to as 'his car.' But, the look soon started changing. The car became more and more bat- like, and the vehicle was referred to as 'the Batmobile.'
The Batmobile has taken sufficient change over the many years of its exciting existence. These are some of them.
The hood of the Batmobile.
The front has been changed so many times it's been hard to count how many. From having a weird, disco in the hood of it in Batman and Robin, to having the hood as large as the top of the Batplane in The Dark Knight, the hood announces the coming of The Caped Crusader to villains that can only see the vehicle from a front view. But normally, villains don't even see the Batmobile. Batman would have shot them with tranquilizers already.
Fact File (on different itterations of movie batmobiles.)
(60's) The vehicle was built from a nonfunctioning 1955 Ford Lincoln Futura concept car that cost $250,000.
(60's) The parachutes on the back actually worked.
(60's) George Barris got a ticket driving the Batmobile.
(2000's) The Batmobile in The dark Knight isn’t suitable for military use — being made of fiberglass, its armor plating wouldn’t stop a bullet.
(Batman & Robin) This is the only Batmobile that was a single-seat convertible — there’s no space for a Robin.
(Batman Forever) The full-size Batmobile was powered by a 25-gallon propane tank.
(Batman 1989) When you get the vehicle up to 90 miles per hour, the back wobbles.