Mercedes-Benz Just Confirmed That Bruce Wayne Definitely Plays Gran Turismo

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I’ve never understood why automakers put their pie-in-the-sky concept cars that real people can’t buy in movies and TV shows (unless they’re set in the future, like I, Robot or something), but Mercedes is doing just that with the upcoming Justice League movie.

Along with the new Batmobile, the boring, rich alter ego will be hustling around Gotham or wherever in a slightly bigger version of the Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo that debuted all the way back in 2013 for the Gran Turismo video game. I wonder if Bats here has the whole racing seat and wheel console setup in the corner of the cave?

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The original “concept” or whatever you want to call it had to be tweaked for the movie though, with Mercedes scaling it up around “10 percent” larger than it’s already ridiculously large footprint to now feature a seemingly-realistic interior.

In this imaginary world where people with superheroes level entire cities before realizing their mothers share the same name, this Mercedes is likely still powered by the 577 horsepower V8 of the original concept car.

Wonder Woman also gets a new Mercedes, with the introduction of the new E-Class Cabriolet. It’s no invisible jet. I can’t help but wonder how Mercedes might find a way to get Aquaman a car? Kind of unfair to leave him out just because he, you know, lives underwater.

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Byron Young

Ugh I hate this, the Murcielago seemed to fit his character, was Italian for “bat”, had the stealth angled look of The Dark Knight’s Batmobile... this just seems like product placement in comparison. The Rolls Royce worked so well too, Bruce Wayne being stupid wealthy, from old money, driving to an enormous estate... the S-Class is technically superior and objectively better but doesn’t fit the role as well. I’m not saying you need to do the same thing every time, but at least make an effort.

I guess with these newer Batman movies being crap shoots at the box office the producers probably just wanted to take whatever money they could get before the movie is even released.