Batman’s entire garage in a one-hour documentary

Movie cars are by far the coolest vehicles you can’t buy. The Mustang Bullitt, the Mustang Eleanor, and the Pontiac Trans Am are just a few examples of cars that became icons after being features in movies. But there’s also an impressive list of fictional cars that became legendary, and the Batmobile is one of the finest examples.

With production of new films now on halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, Warner Bros. Entertainment released a one-hour documentary about Batman’s means of transportation. And it teaches you everything you need to know about the Batmobile.

This Documentary Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About the Batmobile
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The Batmobile enjoys a storied history. It first appeared in comic books back in 1939 as an ordinary looking red car, but it quickly evolved into a more futuristic vehicle with wing-shaped fins and a menacing design. It was then featured in animation series and made its debut in the Batman TV series in the 1960s.

The first Batman film, released in 1966, introduced the Batmobile based on the Lincoln Futura concept car.

Movie cars used in Batman and Batman returns were designed by a conceptual illustrator and look decidedly more futuristic, while the car depicted in Batman Forever has the ability to drive up walls.

This Documentary Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About the Batmobile
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The Batmobile quickly developed a cult following, which was backed by Hot Wheels and Lego replicas. Some Batmobiles became limited-series production cars authorized by DC Comics. They’re fully functional vehicles and highly sought after by collectors, as some of them were auctioned off for more than $200,000. But more on that and every Batmobile ever designed in the lengthy documentary below.

Ciprian Florea
Senior Editor and Supercar Expert - ciprian@topspeed.com
Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read More
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