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"It's the car, right? Chicks love the car."
―Batman to Dr. Chase Meridian.[src]

The Batmobile was Batman's primary mode of transportation in Batman Forever. After the Riddler broke in to the Batcave and destroyed this car it was replaced with a single-seater, open canopy Batmobile.

History[]

Battling Two-Face[]

After he replaced the previous Batmobile that he used in his battles against Joker and the Penguin, Batman took this model Batmobile out to confront Two-Face as he held up the Second National Bank of Gotham.

While he patrolled Gotham City's streets, Batman was ambushed by Two-Face and his thugs. While he escaped the initial attack, Two-Face's Thugs gave chase in their own cars until Batman turned down an alleyway and, using a grapple system that was built into the Batmobile, ascended the building walls; that allowed him to escape while Two-Face's Thugs crashed into the wall below.

Dick Grayson's Joyride[]

Following Dick Grayson's discovery of the Batcave, Alfred was forced to inform Bruce of the theft of the Batmobile as Grayson had taken the car on a joy-ride through Gotham's streets. This resulted in a dangerous encounter with a Neon Gang who nearly overwhelmed Grayson after saving a young girl from them. As he was already in Gotham, Batman managed to quickly locate the car and frighten the gang away.

Destruction of the Batcave[]

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During Two-Face and the Riddler's attack on Wayne Manor, this Batmobile was destroyed along with a majority of the Batcave. A bag of green bat-shaped bombs were placed in the cockpit, resulting in massive damage to the vehicle.

Appearances[]

Behind the Scenes[]

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Tim Flattery illustration

Tim Flattery conceived of the design within the film's "Gigeresque"-inspired biomechanical theme for the vehicles.

Build[]

The Batman Forever Batmobile had a Chevy 350 ZZ3 high-performance motor. It had high compression, 345 horsepower, aluminum heads, angled plugs, and a good valve grind. The body was made from a high-temperature epoxy fiberglass laminate. All of the air was extracted though vacuum bagging.

Deleted Scenes[]

Crime in Progress
  • A deleted scene shows Batman using a map on the cockpit monitor that scanned for "crimes in progress." The Riddler hacks the Batmobile to go to a hair salon where no crimes are happening. Upon entering the salon he is mocked by an Obese Barberette.
  • Later Alfred and Bruce inspected the charred remains of the Batmobiles hull after Riddler destroyed the Batcave.

Trivia[]

  • In episode 53 of the TV series The Drew Carey Show, Drew Carey won the Batman Forever Batmobile as a prize. Lewis and Oswald took it on a joyride dressed as Batman and Robin without Drew's permission. On a sidenote, Oswald was played by Diedrich Bader who later voiced Batman in Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
  • The Batman Forever Batmobile was seen in the 2011 Warner Bros. film, Arthur
  • The pivoting tires can be explained through the use of hyperboloid gears on axles.[1]

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