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Monday, July 8, 2013

The Real Batman's vehicles

The Batman movie has long been known, the label attached to the mask and black costume ranging from bat clothing to his vehicles. It seems interesting if we know the supercar and motors which is used in every Batman action.

The supercar that used in every Batman movie depicted with a car that has a high speed to chase the enemies and criminals. Besides, the car is also equipped with a variety of sophisticated weaponry.

But actually the real car not only animation effects, because Warner Bros as the production house of Batman serial movie had made ​​a documentary film about "Batmobile" the name for the line of Batman sophisticated cars.
Here are six vehicles were ever used by Batman in every action,

6. The 1st Batmobile
As the first Batman's car, its presence inspires the other Batmobiles until now. Modified for use in action Batman television series (1966-1968). On the show it boasted lasers and a Batphone and could lay down smoke screens and oil slicks.
The 1966 Batmobile. (Picture form: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/)
The 19-foot-long (5.79 m) black, bubble-topped car was used in the Batman TV show that starred Adam West as the Caped Crusader. The car's owner - famed auto customiser George Barris, of Los Angeles - transformed a one-of-a-kind 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car into the sleek crime-fighting machine.

Mr Barris' publicist said his client is pleased with the auction result. And the latest news of this car is sold for $4.6 million as at auction.

5. Batman Returns
The original Batmobile from Tim Burton's Batman Returns movie looks different, reflecting the representation of its Art Deco version of Gotham City. This car, designed by Anton Furst with the long dimension, low and sleek. The Batman era of Michael Keaton was a much more aggressive, scary and dark character. This car had a low stance, kept the rocket but changed shape entirely. Reflecting more of a bat’s features and finished in Matte Black, this was the first bad ass Batmobile.
The Batmobile in 1992-Batman Returns movie. (Picture from: http://rallyhaus.com/)
To build the car, the production team spliced together two Impala chassis, and the power is served up by a Chevrolet 350 cubic-inch V8 with Hedman headers and an Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold that bumps power north of 200 hp.

4. Batman Forever
The third Warner Brothers Batman movie was released in 1995; Batman Forever. Joel Schumacher was the new director, and created a very different film from his predecessor. One of the changes was a new Batmobile, designed by Barbara Ling which wanted to have a more organic aesthetic, and so designed a car that looked like it actually had ribs and wings. In this Batman movie featured Val Kilmer driving a more refined Batmobile.
The Batmobile in 1995-Batman Forever movie. (Picture from: http://rallyhaus.com/)
Mean, aggressive but sleek and sexy. The ribs, blue under-glow and floating bat logo hubcaps were new, while the flame thrower stayed, but was much more powerful. The supercar in the Batman Forever movie is taken from the Chevrolet 350 ZZ3. The body is made from the high temperature fiberglass with epoxy laminated. The car's wheelbase is 118 in (3.0 m), with a maximum speed reached 130 mph (209 kph) with booster equipped.

3. Batman & Robin
Batman & Robin was the fourth and final installment in the arc that started in 1989 with Batman. Joel Schumacher once again directed and Barbara Ling was still the production designer, but the movie featured and all-new Batmobile. For their action, Batman and Robin required the Batmobile to again be changed. While Robin (Chris O’Donell) rode his motorcycle, Batman (George Clooney) had a larger, jet-inspired single seater.
The Batmobile in 1999-Batman & Robin Movie. (Picture from: http://rallyhaus.com/)
The dashboard looking more fighter-jet than car, the elements of the grill almost shaping the Bat Symbol, the fin/wings longer than ever and even Batman signature tire treat; the menacing Batmobile continued to roam the streets of Gotham City. The new Batmobile inspiration from the car that came from older racing roadsters like the Jaguar D Type and Delahaye 165; Ling specifically wanted this car to be an open air car, as it was in the comics she read years earlier. Working with effects company TFX, the new Batmobile was about 30 feet-long (approx 9.14 m) (one of the longest Batmobiles in the entire history of the car, despite being a single-seater) and road tested to 140 mph (225 kph).

2. The Batman's Tumbler
This kind of Batmobile is shown in Batman Begins movie as tank combat vehicles, and don't have a front axle. This car is a cross between a Lamborghini with a tank and designed by Crowley & Nolan and built by movie car engineers Chris Corbould and Andy Smith. Their primary focus was to make this Batmobile as real as possible: at 9 feet wide (2.74 m) and 15 feet long (4.57 m), the car weighed in at 2.5 tons but was still capable of 0-60 mph in under six seconds with a top speed of 110 mph (177 kph). Thanks to its unique design, it was also capable of making unassisted jumps up to 30 feet (9.14 m).
The Tumbler. (Picture from: http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/)
Primary power for this Batmobile came from a 500-hp Chevy 350 V8 driving four 44" Super Swamper tires via titanium axles. The cabin had space for a driver and one passenger, with a unique arrangement for the driver: for normal driving situations, the driver simply sat in the left seat. In "attack" mode, the driver's seat moved to the center of the car, and the driver was repositioned to lay face-down with his head in the center section between the front wheels.

1. The Bat-Pod
In The Dark Knight movie which is released in 2008. In one of Batman action, he uses futuristic motorbike to destroy the evil in Gotham City for good. The Batman motorcycle was originally just a fiction, later it was inspire a builder from Florida, Dave Welch, owner of Chopper City to build a replica of The Bat-Pod.
Replica of The Dark Knight's Bat-Pod. (Picture from: http://www.dapurpacu.com/)
Chopper City's road-legal Bat-Pod replica. (Picture from: http://www.gizmag.com/)
This motorcycle is equipped with two width-wheel, complete with arms that are ready to spill the bullet. Using Aprilia Mana machine with a capacity of 850 cc and capable of producing power 76 hp and 73 Nm of torque. This machine has been equipped with ride-by-wire and automatic transmission. (Wanna see the 2016 Batmobile). *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCE | BATMOBILE HISTORY | DAPURPACU.COM | RALLYHAUS | GIZMAG]
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