The truly impressive part about the Batmobile is that, since 1939, there’s always a new Batmobile.  From it’s original incarnation as a little red roadster in Batman’s very first appearance to the massive knife-nosed 40s sedan to the armored mess that Ben Afflack drives, the Dark Knight’s signature vehicle is always in a state of flux.  Perhaps the most recognizable version (from the 1966 TV show) was actually cobbled together out of an abandoned concept car that never entered production, the Lincoln Futura, and kept that vehicles atomic-age bubble top and fins, leading us to today’s bat-o-motive query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is utterly enamored of the swingin’ 70s Trans-Am version from ‘Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77’ miniseries, asking: You’ve been tasked with creating a new Batmobile: What vehicle will you use as your base to create the design?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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3 Comments

  1. January 10, 2018 at 3:16 pm — Reply

    A 1990 Lamborghini LM002. It is somewhat like a Hummer, but not quite. It keeps the Batmobile looking more like a street vehicle than a tank (it is the Bat-MOBILE after all, not the Bat-TANK). Finish it up with a little flair of the 1940’s style Batmobile and the “Batman: The Animated Series” Batmobile.

  2. The Mark
    January 11, 2018 at 4:33 am — Reply

    I’d take a cue from the massive knife-nosed 40s sedan and the 60’s batmobile

    Bugatti Chiron add a few more fins to make it bat like, give it the knife nose and make it amour-ed by guys Armormax

    Hide some gadgets inside and it’s batmobile for today.

    It will be as fast as a race car while being able to deal with guys with guns

    and it only costs about 3-4 million to do this (so chump change for bruce)

  3. January 11, 2018 at 9:26 am — Reply

    1930’s Mercedes Benz SSK Roadster. It already looks like a cross between classic and 1989 Batmobile.

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