Everyone on the Internet was up in arms over the Tumbler when photos of it hit the web back in 2004 or 2005 before Batman Begins came out. Now, after three movies of jumping rooftops, blowing stuff up and pancaking cop cars, it's considered one of the best Batmobiles ever.
Noted car and denim enthusiast Jay Leno thinks so too. He recently got the only currently-running Tumbler in his garage on loan from Warner Bros., and marveled not only at its nasty, militaristic looks but also at how it's an actual working car that did up to 90 mph during filming. It has windshield wipers, too! Lucius Fox thinks of everything.
In this video, Jay takes the Suburban-sized, Chevy V8-powered Tumbler for a spin around town. It's a lot more raw inside than the interior used for filming in the Batman movies, but it gets the job done. All in all, the Tumbler proves to be surprisingly fast and fun to drive.
Jay should have a go in The Bat next time. I know that wasn't real, but maybe we could put him in it and let him pretend.