With the modern release of the Lego Batman film The iconic Batmobile from Tim Burton’s 1989 film ‘Batman’ is more memorable than ever. Seen as the most iconic of Batman’s modes of transport. Recreated as part of Spare Car Arts ‘X Series’.
Batman first used the Batmobile to rescue Vicki Vale from The Joker. After he parked it out front of the Flugelheim Museum, Batman instructed Vicki to get into the vehicle as the Joker’s Goons gave chase in their own cars. After it completely outmatched the Goons’ and the GCPD for pure speed, the Batmobile unfortunately was caught in a bottleneck. With the road blocked by a construction crew Batman and Vicki abandoned the Batmobile and continued their escape. Eventually, Batman used a remote to call the Batmobile to him after he dispatched Joker’s Goons. In an attempt to kill the Joker after the recollection that he was responsible for his parents’ deaths, Batman used the Batmobile to lay siege to Axis Chemicals, and effectively demolished the complex despite Joker’s escape in his Helicopter.
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Facts about the Batmobile:
- One of the Batmobiles used in the films was bought by comedian Jeff Dunham
- Dunham’s version is street legal, including a license plate that drops down when the car starts
- He also added a video screen that actually works, but instead of computer data, this screen has video from rearview and side cameras since the car doesn’t have any mirrors
- Dunham takes it out, including getting gas at public gas stations
- Because this Batmobile was hand sculpted, the fins on the back are slightly off from each other, with one more curved and one straighter
- When you get the vehicle up to 90 miles per hour, the back wobbles, which creators attribute to the difference in the back fins
- The Batmobile was scanned to make the toys, so the toys also feature asymmetrical fins
- The black paint has a hint of green in it because Tim Burton wanted the vehicle to seem alive, even though the sheen isn’t very visible in the film
- This Batmobile can go 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds
- Production designer Anton Furst’s design was inspired by Salt Flat racing vehicles and Stingray cars from the 1950s