Batmobile Drag Race!

1966 TV model vs. 1989 Movie version:


I’d like to see The Tumbler added to that contest. It might not win, but at least it could crush the other two cars afterwards.

The actual race starts at the 8:00 mark if you don’t want to sit through the cheesy crap.


How is the Batmobile from the 1966 TV show built on a Mid 80s corvette frame? That video just showed a race between two replicas. What fun is that?

I’d like to see the actual movie cars go head to head to head to head to head.

IIRC, the original 60s batmobile was a horrible car. Underpowered and drove like crap. The Micheal Keaton batmobile did actually have a V8 in it and was a pretty powerful car. The Tumbler is also an actual vehicle with a big ass engine in it.

I have no idea on the Val Kilmer or George Clooney batmobiles though.

If we could get all 5 movie cars together, it’d be worth watching. But, to take two vehicles that just look like the movie cars? It’s meaningless. Kinda cool to watch, but I didn’t like the whole Fast and Furious forced suspense camera angles.

Much as I enjoy hot chicks in bikinis washing cars, it seems a lot of contrived bullshit to get to the money shot.

The Tumbler is actually a fast car. I think it does 0-60 in something like 5 or 6 seconds and can easily break 100 mph. Nolan wanted it to not only look fast on the screen, but actually be fast, so if it looks like it’s doing something, it really is. The special features about it on the DVDs are pretty good.

Fake. The all-black one slowed down to get the close finish.

I saw one of the 1966 models actually driving down my street last week.

Friend of mine has one built by the same guy who built that '66 one. His mommy bought it for him when he was moved out and on his own. I’m hoping he paid for the thing by now.