Each new batmobile is a fresh take on Bruce Wayne’s crime-fighting ride. Before 2022 the batter, starring Robert Pattinson, started the batmobile as a 1968-1970 Dodge Charger teen Bruce Wayne who raced in underground street races. When Wayne became a masked vigilante, he armed his old muscle car. To film the film, director Matt Reeves had three stunt cars built with V8s and one with a Tesla powertrain.
What kind of car is the new Batmobile?
The new batmobile from the 2022 movie started out as a 1968-70 Dodge Charger. Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne used it as a street racer before adapting it to help him fight crime.
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The Prequel of the 2022s the batter movie is actually a book. For the Batman: An Original Movie Novel is the Bruce Wayne/Batman origin story by Robert Pattinson. The young orphan repaired an old muscle car himself, won a few illegal street races and modified his car to go even faster.
After The Riddler’s sabotage nearly killed one of Wayne’s competitors in a race, the young billionaire turned to fighting crime. He modified his old race car with armor, weapons and an afterburner to help him chase down criminals.
Through the batter movie, this batmobile has huge tires, raised suspension, a rear-mounted V10 engine and floating fenders. This homemade widebody kit gives it wings like a Corvette stringray — or a bat. But among all the tweaks, the car still has the roofline and windows of a 1968-70 Dodge Charger.
What is the new batmobile engine?
In the 2022 Batman movie, Bruce Wayne has removed the rear window and trunk of his Dodge Charger batmobile to install a huge engine in the back. This is a Ford Triton V10 with a series of turbochargers and an afterburner on the exhaust.
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It seems obvious that this rear motor powers the huge Charger’s rear wheels through some transaxle. The setup may be intended to improve the weight distribution of the big car, and it looks rock solid too.
The Batmobile Charger is reminiscent of the mid-engined Dodge Charger from Fast and Furious 9. Unsurprisingly the batterThe photo car team includes Fast and Furious 9 alums: Nico Ferrari, Nick Murray and Lil Gwynne-Thomas.
Bruce Wayne’s Dodge Charger didn’t start life as a rear-engined car. Top-of-the-line factory engines available in this car were the 426 HEMI V8 designed for NASCAR, or the 440 HEMI V8 with lower compression and higher displacement, which is sought after by hot rodders.
The 2022 batmobile still has tailpipes on the side just in front of the doors and a kind of high-tech hood. These adjustments would all help a front-mounted engine breathe. Does this batmobile have two motors? We just need to watch the movie to find out.
What kind of car is the 2022 batmobile?
Director Matt Reeves Ordered Four Stunt Cars Built From Second Generation Dodge Chargers For 2022’s the batter. Traditional V8s power three of the stunt cars, while one has a Tesla powertrain.
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For the 2022s launch the batter, Warner Bros. held a screening at one of the batcave’s filming locations. They turned the studio into a museum of sorts, complete with props, costumes, and vehicles used in the film.
A private supercar collector with a YouTube channel called “Rana65556” attended the premiere and toured the new Batmobile. His video is one of the closest looks yet of the new car. Best of all, someone from the film crew gives him the technical details of the stunt vehicle.
The crew member, perhaps Nico Ferrari or Nick Murray, explains that director Matt Reeves had four stunt cars built for the vehicle. Three, including the batmobile at the premiere, were built around “650 brake horsepower V8.”
One of these later had the engine removed “for gimbal-rig work.” This means that an arm was attached to the vehicle with a camera for panning shots of the vehicle and/or its occupants.
The fourth and final batmobile had a Tesla powertrain. Why an electrically converted muscle car batmobile? The crew member revealed that they built a batmobile EV, “so it was quiet. They could use it on stage, they could use it for night work.”
You can read about Batman’s street racing past or watch the batmobile’s premiere video below:
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