This Batmobile Infographic Traces the Evolution of the Dark Knight's Ride
In the trailer for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, when Supes snatched the doors off of Batman's armored ride and tossed them aside, it was a shame—but not really a tragedy, because it had already been established that Bruce Wayne is so incredibly rich that he can just throw the Batmobile in the gutter, and go and buy another. Over the past 75 years, the character has bought, built, and customized his toys to better suit his vigilante lifestyle, with each iteration different from the last.
The team over at BookMyGarage created an infographic (below) that includes 10 Batmobile designs, from Batman creator Bob Kane's 1941 "Convertible Crusader" up to the current "Kryptonian-Killer" that Ben Affleck operates in the new film. The infographic features illustrations of each car, as well as information on the designer/artist, key features and weapons built into the vehicles, and blurbs about what makes each one special.
The first onscreen Batmobile, featured in the 1960s Batman television series, is probably the most iconic of the group. The actual car, a customized 1955 Lincoln Futura, sold at auction back in 2013 for $4.6 million.
As the infographic moves closer to the contemporary ride, the cars get sleeker and lower in profile, and also much more heavily armored, with the exception of Greg Capullo and Danny Miki's 2014 Batmobile, which BookMyGarage describes as a reimagining of the '41 original.
Check out the infographic below and let us know which Batmobile design you think was the best.