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Top Six Cars in Costume

Cars can play dress-up too; we pick our six faves from the screen.

By Matthew Askari | October 30, 2012
    • The Batmobile from Batman and Batman Returns

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      Tim Burton is one dark mother's son. The guy knows weird, kooky, and sinister, and has made a handsome living because of it. We loved the 1960s Batmobile, but this one is just commanding, gorgeous, and generally badass. The thing supposedly runs on a turbine engine in the movies; in real life, the engine is a production-spec Chevrolet V-8. The producers wanted to give this Batmobile a more menacing appearance, and we think they succeeded. But despite Gotham-One's looks, underneath it's pretty pedestrian. As our friends at Batmobilehistory tell us, "the production team spliced together two Impala chassis, and the car was powered by a Chevy V-8." While the Impala and Chevrolet engines are admirable in their own right, a bonafide Batmobile they certainly don't make. We can't give enough credit to the designers for coming up with such a stunning aesthetic, a look that makes this Batmobile our favorite, and easily lands it on our six favorite cars in costumes list.

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