Device or Vehicle

Original 'Batmobile' from the comics (circa 1940's)

Original 'Batmobile' from the comics (circa 1950's)

Batmobile from the Batman television show (circa 1966 - 1967).

Modified 1955 Lincoln Futura Concept Car designed by George Barris.

Batmobile from the motion pictures Batman & Batman Returns (circa 1989 -1992).

Batmobile from the 1990's Batman: The Animated Series cartoon.

Batmobile from the motion picture Batman Begins (2005).

Nick Name
Creator or Inventor

Bruce Wayne (Batman I)

Note: Most of the Batmobiles were designed and built by stunt driver Jack Edison, who Batman rescued from a flaming car wreck. Batman added weapons and computer systems after the cars are manufactured.

Owner or Possessor
Bruce Wayne (Batman I)
Function or Uses

Highway and urban transportation.

Different models have been equipped with a variety of offensive, defensive and surveillance capabilities.

Special Properties
Based on standard civilian and special military technology.
Regularly Appearing


Detective Comics

First Appearance

Batman's red 1936 Cord 810

Detective Comics #27 (May, 1939)

Batman's dark-blue roadster

Detective Comics #35 (Jan. 1940)

Vehicle named "Batmobile"

Detective Comics #48 (Feb. 1941)

Iconic Batmobile

Batman #5 (Spring, 1941)


Bill Finger & Bob Kane

Note: A later "Batmobile" design was introduced by writer Garner Fox and artist Dick Sprang.

The vehicle has been modified for the comics and other media with each decade to reflect the automotive style of the era.


Batman's first car was a simple red 1936 Cord 810 sedan with no special modifications.

After Batman rescued stunt driver Jack Edison from a flaming car wreck, the daredevil agreed to design and manufacture vehicles for the Caped Crusader. Adding his own modifications with weapons and computer systems networked to the Batcave computer systems, the Dark Night is able to patrol the dangerous streets of Gotham City in the Batmobile.