An important discussion arose in the Jalopnik pod this week: why, in Batman Begins, did Batman ask then-Sgt. Jim Gordon if he could drive stick before he got into the Tumbler Batmobile, when there’s no way the Tumbler Batmobile has a manual transmission? Why would Batman just lie like that?
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.
This year had a lot of great and good movies that I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s just too bad we didn’t really get even one good bad-ass car chase or epic car stunt, or even a decent custom car, to nerd out over in movies released in 2016.
Easily one of the most badass vehicles in Christopher Nolan’s
The Dark Knight Trilogy was the Batpod, the crazy motorcycle that came shooting out of the wrecked Tumbler after the Joker shot a bazooka at it. And now you have a chance to bid for it.
The Dark Knight of Seattle has been arrested after attempting to allegedly stab a bouncer with a blade attached to a homemade spear and reportedly throwing an actual bat-shaped blade at police officers.
Caresto is a Swedish company that specializes in automotive design, development, and building prototype cars. If you could do all those things, and you told me you wouldn’t at least want to try building a Batmobile, I’d have trouble believing you, especially now that Caresto has built what may be the most amazing…
One of the best things about Batman as a superhero is that he actually has a need for a car. Superman just doesn’t need one, Spider-Man is too broke, Aquaman has the wrong address, Wonder Woman has that invisible jet, and on and on. Batman is unique in his need for a Batmobile, which is why it’s such a shame so many…
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice comes out on March 25. While we wait for that, I’ve spotted something in the marketing for the new superhero film that ties Batman to James Bond in a very Aston Martin-y, very Jalop way.
The Jeep Renegade is a lovely car that totally pulls off its “off-roader” costume. But Batman driving it through an action scene with a dinky-ass blinker light on the roof is officially trying too hard.
Warner Brothers Studios just added the Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice Batmobile to their picture-car vault, where it joins its bat-tastic brethren for the first time as part of the studio tour.
Lenny B. Robinson, the “Lamborghini Batman” who dressed as the Dark Knight and visited children in hospitals with his black Gallardo, was killed in a car crash along I-70 in Maryland last night, according to news reports. He was 51.
It’s clear Hyundai spent a lot of money and resources on this commercial. Well, on the first 2/3 of this commercial, at least. All the elements are there: massive urban disaster, pretty woman, superheroes. And then some cars show up and... run over the superheroes? Flee, like cowards? I’m not really sure what the…
I can't believe I never heard of this guy until very recently. I can't believe most of us haven't heard of this guy. Because Willie Perry may just be the closest thing we've ever had to an actual, no-joke super hero. Like Batman, he had no made-up powers; unlike Batman, he wasn't rich. But he had the badass car, and…
Most people think that that real-life Batmobiles started with the famous George Barris-customized Lincoln Futura that starred in the camp-tacular 1960s Batman TV series. But there was one officially-licensed Batmobile that had Barris beat by years, and now it's for sale.
We spotted this 2015 Jeep Renegade decked out in Wayne Industries security markings on the set of the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman movie just hours ago. Now we're sure it's going to get at least a little action time; watch it rip around Detroit just inches off the nose of this Mercedes ML camera rig!
Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new face of vehicular crime fighting (and apparently Superman fighting) in Gotham City. This is the Batmobile that will make its debut in Zack Snyder's Batman Vs. Superman, the sequel to Man of Steel due out in 2016.