Steve got some excellent images of the Batmobile from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice while at the Las Vegas Licensing Expo today, but there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the Batman’s bruiser of a vehicle. It looks heavily armored and what weapons are visible certainly look nasty, but a glimpse of the Batmobile’s interior reveals much more in store for whoever crosses the Dark Knight. While the offensive and defensive capabilities of the vehicle should prove more than a match for the regular members of the Rogues Gallery in Gotham, Batman’s war with Superman is going to require the Caped Crusader’s A game. I leave it to you to decide whether or not he’s got the firepower.
First up, here are the official specs from the License Expo that we revealed earlier today:
Single-handedly designed and fabricated in near complete seclusion by The Batman, this infamous pursuit and capture vehicle has earned its reputation as the apex predator on the mean streets of Gotham City. Over powered with an unmatched hybrid of prototype military and civilian performance technologies, this top machine has been estimated to reach speeds of up to 205 MPH. The Batmobile’s imposing defense capabilities, supported by stolen Wayne Industries technologies, have been integrated with the latest in covert military grade armaments, stealth and active protection systems.
– Twin .50 caliber retractable machine gun turret
– Fully armored
– Active Protection Systems/Anti-ballistics
– 20 ft. long/12 ft. wide
– 7000 lbs.
But hi-res images reveal that there’s much more to Batman’s wheels than is revealed in the above-mentioned list. Let’s take a look at some zoomed-in specs (click through for hi-res):
I’m not a rocket scientist but the “Launch Indicator” and “Propulsion” sections of the Batmobile’s gauge cluster suggests some serious booster power. The specs suggest a top speed of 205MPH (which seems almost slow…) and it looks like it’ll take two engines to get there. Now this goes without saying for the rest of the article, but even though the model of the Batmobile at the Licensing Expo was highly detailed, that doesn’t necessarily mean these gizmos will make it into the movie. I, for one, really hope they do, considering the gadgets we’re about to check out.
Now I wouldn’t get too crazy about the “Rizoma Motorcycle – Innovative Components Accessories” … unless of course the Italian motorcycle manufacturer happens to partner with the film for a new take on Christopher Nolan’s Batpod. More than likely it’s just a cool piece of hardware that Bruce Wayne uses to cobble together his Batmobile. Still, one hopes that the labels on the steering column – CHRG, BP, WET, BO, GRP – have something to do with the weapon functions. Even Superman himself might be knocked out by wet B.O.
Ah yes, the “Active Defense System.” Not much to see here, but I like the design of the switches and levers. Who needs touch-screen technology when you’re wearing armored gloves, anyway? It’s a cool part of the build that doesn’t give away too much, but still suggests that this sucker is armed to the teeth. I wonder what kind of punch it packs…
And now we get to the fun stuff! In addition to the heads-up displays featuring (what I presume to be) real-time status updates and possibly radar, there are plenty of offensive and defensive weapons to boot. Here’s a look at what the Batmobile has in store:
- Counter Measures, Night Vision, Scatter Shield, and Fuel Level (I wonder where Batman gasses up, and if he has Fuelpoints…)
- Aerial Scan, Anti Police, Symbols for Sonic/Sonar, Electricity, Fire, and Poison
- Harpoon Fire, Spiked Coil, Chemical Irritant, Charged Surface and Sonic Repellent
Now, on one hand that’s a pretty cool list of gadgetry to pack into the Batmobile, especially since this is a model prepped for the Licensing Expo. On the other hand, Batman’s at war with Superman in this go-round, and I’m pretty sure that the majority of these devices won’t put a dent in the Man of Steel (though that harpoon might be good for some super-fishing…). While the Aerial Scanning will sure come in handy, the only weapon I see having even a bit of an effect is that Sonic Repellent, assuming that Superman’s super-hearing is super-sensitive to that sort of thing.
So what do you think? Just a cool way to dress up the Batmobile for attendees? Or are these devices we can look forward to seeing in action when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016.
Peruse our recent Batman v Superman links below.
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- Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill Talk MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. and BATMAN V SUPERMAN at CinemaCon
- Henry Cavill Says BATMAN V SUPERMAN Is Not a MAN OF STEEL Sequel
- Take Another Look at the BATMAN V SUPERMAN Batsuit
- First Posters for BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
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