Batman fans already know that the Batmobile used in the 1966-1968 live action television show as well as its film adaption was based on a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car. One man from Ohio decided to recreate the iconic vehicle, but with a few twists, such as buttons for a flame thrower, guns, heat scarf, a blade, and more.
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Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy introduced Batman’s Tumbler, and now, an architectural student has created an electric version. This Batmobile looks just like its real-life counterpart, but with a few modern upgrades underneath, minus the weapons.
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If Bugatti designed the next Batmobile, it might look something like the Next-57. This all-electric vehicle combines past and present into an eye-catching design, complete with rounded LED headlights as well as a mirror black finish. Auto enthusiasts probably already know that even early Bugatti models had engine blocks that were hand scraped to ensure that the surfaces were so flat that gaskets were not required for sealing.
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Batman’s Batmobile made its first official appearance in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939), where it appeared to just be a normal-looking red vehicle. Since then, there have been dozens of different variations, but all of them have a prominent bat motif, typically in the form of wing-shaped tailfins. It has evolved to being the most technologically advanced crime-fighting asset in Batman’s arsenal. Automotive designer Encho Enchev puts his own creative twist on the Batmobile, with many supercar influences.