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The Best Batmobiles of All Time 

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Updated April 13, 2020 40.2k votes 3.9k voters 116.3k views 21 items

List Rules Vote up the greatest, most awesome Batmobiles in Batman history.

There's just something about the Batmobile. It's the ultimate badass machine (well, almost always). It's jet black, impossibly fast, and impossibly tough. Of course, Batman has his other gadgets and vehicles like the Batwing, Batjet, Batcopter, Batpod, even the Bat-Segway, but none of those come close to the Bat car known as the Batmobile. But of all Batmobiles, which is the most awesome?

Batman made his first appearance way back in 1939 in Detective Comics #27. Since the beginning he was always seen driving fast cars (and for a time, usually red sports cars) but it wasn't until Detective Comics #48 in 1941 that he had his first official Batmobile. Even that... was a red sports car. It wasn't long, later that year in fact, in Batman #5, when he got his first jet black, bat icon-ed Bat mobile. Since then, the Batmobile has shown up in movies, video games, cartoon shows, TV series, and toys. 

What are the best Batmobiles? Batmobiles have been drawn in all shapes and sizes, some practical and street worthy, most... not so much. Starting with the Batman series in 1966 they've actually begun building real, actual, drivable(ish) Batmobiles for movies and television. One Batmobile (the Tumbler) was a practical vehicle, able to go 0-60 MPH in under six seconds, hit 110 MPH, and make unassisted jumps of up to 30 feet. Who knows what the next Batmobile will do?!

Only time will tell what future Batmobiles will come, in the mean time (while we're waiting for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), let's take a look back at the best Batmobiles so far! Vote up the most awesome, memorable, and kick ass Batmobile models of all time!
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Batman v Superman: Dawn ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Batmobiles of All Time
Photo:  Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice/Warner Bros.

First Appearance: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
 

Designed by: ?
 

Base Car: ?
 

Years used: 2016-2017

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Arkham Video Game Batmobile
Arkham Video Game Batmob... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Batmobiles of All Time
Photo:  Batman: Arkham Knight/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

First Appearance: Batman: Arkham Asylum
 

Designed by: Rocksteady Studios
 

Base Car: Based loosely off the 1989 Tim Burton Batmobile
 

Years used: 2015

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The New Adventures of Batman & Robin
The New Adventures of Ba... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Batmobiles of All Time
Photo:  Batman: The Animated Series/Warner Bros. Television Distribution

First Appearance: The New Adventures of Batman & Robin pilot
 

Designed by: Bruce Timm
 

Base Car: None
 

Years used: 1997-2005 (Also used on the Justice League cartoon)

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Night of the Owls
Night of the Owls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Batmobiles of All Time
Photo:  Batman: Night of the Owls/DC Comics

First Appearance: Batman #9
 

Designed by: Greg Capullo
 

Base Car: None
 

Years used: 2012-2014

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