To mark the release of The Dark Night Rises on Blu-Ray and DVD, Nissan have teamed up with Warner Bros to design this unique – Batman-inspired (!) – Nissan Juke Nismo.
This one-off comes complete with black 18-inch alloys, lowered sports suspension, a matte black finish and a whole load of Bat logos. So how does it compare with the rest of the Batmobiles?
We have pulled together our very own Batman-inspired gallery, from the Batmobile driven by Adam West in the 1966 TV series to the modern-day Bruce Wayne’s luxurious cruisers, check out these classic rides behind Gotham City’s mysterious Dark Knight.
The Batmobile –“The Tumbler” (From Batman Begins/The Dark Knight/The Dark Knight Rises)
2005 not only introduced the new look Batman films, but also showcased the new look Batmobile. Nicknamed “The Tumbler”, this ride loses its elegance and shine and instead takes on the gritty, down-to-business approach. This custom-built 2.5 tonne ex-military vehicle which uses a 5.7-litre Chevrolet V8 engine, can accelerate from 0-60mph in just 5 seconds. This along with the fact that this car comes with a detachable, bulletproof, explosive firing Batpod means you wouldn’t want to mess with this bad boy.
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 (From Batman Begins/The Dark Knight)
The Lamborghini Murcielago AKA Bruce Wayne’s ‘day car’. Far from subtle, but this beautiful piece of luxury certainly holds it stead against some of the more classical cars in Batman’s historical garage. Fitted with a 6.5-litre V12 engine, this lambo can accelerate from 0-62mph in just 3.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 211mph.
Bentley Arnage (From Batman Begins)
The iconic Bentley Arnage defines luxury on a whole different sphere. From your action motors to your fast motors, this two tonne four door saloon acts as Bruce Wayne’s personal chauffeur service – complete with none other than Michael Caine, aka multi-talented Butler Alfred Pennyworth at the helm, if you’re Bruce Wayne of course.
1995 Batmobile (From Batman Forever)
The caped crusader’s ultimate vehicle. This Batmobile was custom-built vehicle using a Chevrolet 350 ZZ3 racing engine from 1995, built out of carbon fibre, and featured grappling hooks and could theoretically climb walls – impressive skills!
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (From Batman Forever)
In 1995’s Batman Forever, Bruce Wayne’s priceless collection of classic cars is showcased, displaying the millionaire playboy’s petrolhead playthings. Just one of the many classic cars in the collection of was the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL -one of the world’s very first ‘supercars’ and the first petrol-powered car to offer fuel injection.
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith (From Batman Returns)
Sticking with the elegant theme, another of Bruce Wayne’ s chauffeur driven cars. 1992’s Batman Returns sees Alfred driving the effortlessly elegant Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith. The Silver Wraith was made at the Crewe factory, and has been used as both the Irish and Brazilian presidential state cars – this car keeps only the most esteemed company.
1989 Batmobile (From Batman)
The one which started Batman’s descent into darkness… director Tim Burton showcased a completely new Batman to cinema audiences across the world with his iconic film. And with an iconic film comes the iconic car. This new look Batmobile was built on chassis found in local scrap yards – one from a Chevrolet Caprice and another from a Buick Riviera, featuring a jet turbine in its nose and a Chevrolet V8 engine under the long bonnet.
Dodge 3700 GT (From Batman)
Batman’s legendary adversary ‘The Joker’ was made famous to cinema audiences across the world by Jack Nicholson in 1989’s Batman film. And the “Clown Prince of Crime” was seen driving an old Dodge 3700 GT – in his trademark colours of purple and green
1966 Batmobile (From the television series of Batman)
Back before Batman was modernised into a dark playboy and philanthropist, him and his loyal sidekick Robin, were known as the lovable crime fighting duo. But what duo would be complete without a customised Batmobile with distinctive wing-shaped tailfins. The car that was designed by George Barris – a Hollywood custom car builder – based it on the Ford Futura concept car below.