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Batmobiles: Nissan Juke Nismo

Batman Nissan Juke Nismo

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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image courtesy of imcdb (Internet Car Movie Database)

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

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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.

Ford Futura Concept

 

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Global domination comes at a price for the Nissan Micra

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Precision-parked Nissan Micras at the launch of the DIG-S engine

The Nissan Micra is a global car. More than six million have been sold since its 1982 launch and the current (fourth) generation of the car is expected to go on sale in a staggering 160 countries, twice the number the seemingly ubiquitous Ford Focus is sold in.

It’s all part of an ambitious plan for Nissan to become the dominant Japanese car manufacturer in UK, in Europe and beyond.

Against this background it was perhaps inevitable the Micra should throw itself open to accusations of blandness.

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Kaisers Chiefed: Nissan stunt pokes fun at Porsche and Audi

It’s one thing suggesting your cars are the best on the market, but it’s a brave company to openly poke a rival manufacturer with a big stick. Continue reading

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Mercedes, Renault and Nissan join forces

Mercedes, Renault and Nissan join forces

In a surprise press conference this morning, Mercedes-Benz, Renault and Nissan announced a wide-ranging alliance.

Daimler – which owns Mercedes-Benz and Smart – will now collaborate with the Renault-Nissan Alliance on a wide range of new cars, engines and a series of electric cars. Continue reading

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Scrappage scheme ends, deals continue

The Government’s scrappage scheme came to an end today, but many manufacturers have already announced new deals to plug the gap.

Nissan, for example, is offering £2,000 off any of its British-built cars when you trade-in any car over seven years old. It has even built a unique cut-and-shut limo of various scrappage cars to promote the scheme.
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Would you pay £125k for a SpecV GT-R?

Nissan GT-R SpecV will cost just shy of £125,000.

Just 40 Nissan GT-R SpecVs will be built for Europe

The hardcore Nissan GT-R SpecV will go on sale for £124,900 next year – at more than twice the price of the standard model.

But despite the extra price it doesn’t get a bhp power upgrade. Would you pay more for extra features without an improved 0-60mph time?

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This just in: Nissan Pixo 1.0 Tekna

This week, I’ll mostly be driving a Nissan Pixo 1-litre Tekna. It’s finished in pearly white and costs £8,645.

So, what are my first impressions of the smallest and cheapest car in Nissan cars range?

Nissan Pixo

Nissan Pixo

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The Audi Q7: spot the difference

Last week we reported on a crazy 500bhp V12-engined diesel Audi Q7 concept:

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The Geneva Motor Show car was called the Audi Q7 Coastline Concept after its designers based its look on the style of a luxury yacht.

But now we’ve received the official press pictures of the production Audi Q7 V12 TDI and we’re struggling to spot the differences with the concept. Can you help?
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