Batman has returned to the silver screen, this time with Robert Pattinson playing the iconic vigilante, bringing with him a brand new ride for Batman. The new electric Batmobile is modelled after a second-generation 1968-1970 Dodge Charger - but with a few exciting features.
We researched characteristics of past and present Batmobiles. Using price estimations from vehicle security experts Armormax, revealed how much it would cost to add the same protective features to your car.
1. Fully Armoured Exterior: As Seen In The Batman (2022) - £47,100
If there’s one thing the Batmobile needs, it’s a fully armoured exterior to protect Bruce Wayne against the criminals of Gotham.
In an iconic car chase scene in the 2022 movie, the muscle car roars across Gotham City in pursuit of The Penguin. The villain looks relieved, believing he has lost Batman to the explosion behind him - only for the fully armoured bat-inspired car to fly out of the flames - not a scratch in sight.
Select Car Leasing revealed that armouring a car’s exterior would cost just short of £50k to replicate it in real life. Pricey, but worth it knowing you’ve got 1000lbs of bullet protection separating you and the villains of Gotham City.
2. Remotely Operated Machine Gun System: As Seen In Batman (1989) - £67,285
Another famous feature aboard the Batmobile is the remotely operated machine guns, created to deter those in hot pursuit. These weren’t revealed on the latest Batmobile but were a key feature aboard the 1989 Batmobile, driven by the then-Batman, Michael Keaton.
According to Armormax, it would cost an eye-watering £67,285 to replicate this feature on a normal car.
3. Reinforced Tyres: As Seen In The Batman (2022) - £1,365
The bodywork of the new Batmobile features a matte black surface - but it also rocks a rugged-looking set of wheels with muscle-car reinforced tyres.
The wheels, overall, look thoroughly aggressive, as if they’re armoured against bullets and anything else that could attempt to pop them during a car chase. After all, no one wants a flat tyre to be the reason for a failed car chase.
To get your own reinforced tyres, it would cost £1,365 for four brand new protected tyres.
4. Ballistic Glass Windows: As Seen In The Batman (2022) - £10,410
Ballistic glass windows will set you back approximately £1,735 per window to protect against the toughest security concerns - just like the villains in Gotham City.
The windows aboard the 2022 Batmobile are unfazed by The Penguin’s bullets, leaving the caped crusader unharmed.
5. Smoke Screen: As Seen In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) - £602
The Batman vs Superman batmobile came with plenty of new gadgets - smokescreen projectiles being just one of them. The Batman v Superman tech manual alludes to the grenades emitting an aerosol version of lead - the only material Superman’s X-ray vision can’t penetrate.
Smokescreens can be used either defensively or offensively to confuse and disorient enemies. If you were looking to replicate it, it would set you back £602 to install your own.
Methodology: Using quotes from vehicle security experts Armormax, Select Car Leasing investigated whacky features onboard past and present Batmobiles and how much it would cost drivers to install. Security methods mentioned could only be installed by Armormax according to the relevant rules and regulations in each country.
Enjoyed this? Read more articles similar to this one:
- Elon Musk’s earnings in real time
- The future of cars according to kids
- The James Bond Blueprint - who will be the next Bond?
- The worlds most traffic jammed countries
- Calculate your risk of developing driving-related health issues
Where To Next?
For all the latest reviews, advice and new car deals, sign up to our newsletter.
Looking for a great leasing deal? Check out our incredible range of special offers.
Read our latest reviews and find the right model for you.
Want to know more about leasing? Take a look at our comprehensive leasing guides.
Interested in everything motoring? Why not catch up on all the latest car leasing news.