Batman's New Batmobile is Based on a 1970 Dodge Charger V8

by Kshitij Rawat | 07/03/2020
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The new Batmobile, set to feature in the upcoming Batman reboot has been teased on Twitter, and it looks like a decked-out vintage muscle car.

The new Batman reboot movie, featuring Robert Pattinson as the titular character, is currently in production under director Matt Reeves. The beloved comic book hero is set to offer an entirely new experience for fans of the character, being a detective flick instead of an all-out action blockbuster. While the intricacies of the movie are surely interesting, our heart is captured by something else - the new Batmobile.

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The new Batmobile posing alongside Robert Pattinson's batman

Reeves had recently tweeted three teaser images for the upcoming movie, all of which featured the Dark Knight’s new ride. The new car looks nothing like any other batmobile we’ve seen before, either in previous live-action movies, animated movies, TV shows, or any animated series. The far departure from any previous version could be a subtle nod to the shift in focus of the movie, as mentioned above. That said, it could also simply be the creators’ way of standing out from all the other iterations of the car.

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The vehicle resembles a muscle car

In the picture above, we get a good look at the car’s overall silhouette, which resembles that of a vintage muscle car. In fact, if we were to take an educated guess, we’d say the car is based on a 1970 Dodge Charger, which is quite a popular car in American movies and TV productions. Fast and Furious franchise has featured the car multiple times, and Marvel series ‘Agents of SHEILD’ had it as the choice of ride for Ghost Rider.

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The engine is a giant rear-mounted V8

At the rear, however, we see a departure in the car’s mechanical design from traditional muscle cars. Although the massive engine is still a V8, it is rear-mounted, in a fashion similar to a mid-engined sports car, like a Porsche or a Lamborghini. The motor doesn’t feature any noticeable insulation though. Unless there is some magical noise-cancellation tech onboard, it would be difficult for the new Dark Knight to prowl around at night unnoticed.

The Batmen of the previous decade had much bulkier rides. 2016’s ‘Batman v Superman’ by Zach Snyder had a batmobile that resembled a gigantic formula 1 car with militarised accessories. Before that, Christopher Nolan’s version of the vehicle was an all-out army tank with a jet-turbine stuck at the rear! Compared to these, the new vehicle certainly looks a bit tamer, which could help ground the story closer to reality. What’s your take on this? Comment below or reach out to us with your opinions!

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