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Robert Pattinson’s new Batmobile from The Batman movie up close on video

The new Batman movie has finally been released on the big screen and it has gotten very positive reviews. DC fans get very excited every time a new Batman is cast. With every new Batman movie also comes a new Batmobile. It has now become one of the most iconic vehicles in the film industry. Here, we have a video in which we can see the new Batmobile that we get to see in The Batman.

The video is uploaded on YouTube by Car Throttle. The new Batmobile looks like a heavily modified version of a muscle car. The body design does have some hints of the old school Dodge Challenger.

Just like some of the other Batmobiles, the design language is more of a function over form. The rear half of the Batmobile has been stripped out. One of the reasons behind this is that Bruce Wayne has just become Batman in the new movie. So, he has not perfected everything.

Robert Pattinson’s new Batmobile from The Batman movie up close on video

Just like old school muscle cars, the Batmobile is very wide. It measures 9 feet in width. There is a reinforced steel bumper in the front to protect the car from impacts so that the Batman can ram into other cars. In fact, in the trailer, there is a shot of Batmobile smashing through the huge cement pipe.

Robert Pattinson’s new Batmobile from The Batman movie up close on video

The steel bumper is attached to a steel frame that runs beneath the entire car. This frame provides the structural rigidity to the Batmobile. The engine is placed at the mid-rear position which better for handling. We can see two massive turbocharges there. It is a V8 engine derived from Dodge’s Hemi line-up of engines. The power output is rated at 700 PS. So, yes, the new Batmobile is very powerful.

Robert Pattinson’s new Batmobile from The Batman movie up close on video

Moreover, it is an all-wheel drive and the transfer case can shift the power to the front or the rear. A Batmobile is never complete without an after-burner at the rear. We can see the after-burner in the trailer shot and the flame that comes out of it is blue which looks quite good.

Robert Pattinson’s new Batmobile from The Batman movie up close on video

What is even more interesting is that this Batmobile is fully functional. Most of the times, there are different vehicles that are used to film. For The Batman, they used four Batmobiles to shoot. One of them which was electric in which the actor would sit inside and a stuntman would drive the vehicle by sitting on the roof. Another vehicle was built to perform the jumps and stunts.

Robert Pattinson’s new Batmobile from The Batman movie up close on video

It was fitted with long travel suspension and fibre glass front bumper so that the weight could be reduced. This helped in saving 100 kgs. In fact, we do have a shot of that vehicle in the trailer. It is a continuous shot in which the Batmobile is following a vehicle, it performas a jump then rams into another vehicle.

It is quite normal for films to make several different models to shoot a movie. They all look the same from the exterior but each of them have different amount of detail and different functions. The production house uses one vehicle only for the static and close up shots whereas the second one can be used for driving and others could be used for stunts etc.

Robert Pattinson’s new Batmobile from The Batman movie up close on video

The whole car was fabricated from individual pieces. The only things that was not made by the designers are the engine, the gearbox and the tyres. The interior gets a bucket seat, a regular steering wheel and as imagined there are a lot of buttons. The hosts also shows us the width of the rear tyre and they are massive!