Batmobiles down the ages

Here's our list of some of the most iconic Batmobiles of all time. (image credit: Warner Bros.)
This was the first Batmobile proper, with that gorgeous red detailing and bulbous windows.  (image credit: 20th Century Fox)
The Batmobile's peak years, in terms of far-out designs, were definitely the 80s and 90s, as evidenced by the iconic 1989 effort. (image credit: Warner Bros.)
A classic Batmobile that's sleek and subtle compared to those it would be followed by. (image credit: Warner Bros.)
The animated Batmobile shows how animators can take what's realistic and stretch it out to be more impressionistic and vague. (image credit: Warner Bros.)
With Batman Forever's car - that engine cover is almost like a ribcage structure, giving the can an almost living look, like the snout of some skeletal dragon. (image credit: Warner Bros.)
If you're talking preposterous, of course, the title generally has to go to the risible Batman & Robin, which did almost nothing good. (image credit: Warner Bros.)
You might be thinking we're cheating here - isn't that a Batwing? No, it's just a flying Batmobile, squeaking in a technicality. (image credit: Warner Bros.)
Batman Begins feels like the start of the modern phenomenon of superhero movies that can actually be... good? (image credit: Warner Bros.)
Our final entry goes to celebrated videogame Arkham Knight, which put the Batmobile front and centre. (image credit: Rocksteady Games)
Halfway between a tank and a vehicle, and much more military in its stylings, but also had a sort of realism to it that meant it didn't look preposterous. (image credit: Warner Bros.)
The Lego Batmobile is great fun, not least because you could buy and make it yourself if you've got young ones at home (or if you just like building).  (image credit: Warner Bros.)
A fun twist it is on Batman's vehicle, and for the fact that it's still one seriously intimidating-looking horse. Kudos to Batman Ninja for that one.  (image credit: Warner Bros.)
The newest Batman features a Batmobile that's more like souped-up muscle car than a supercar. (image credit: Matt Reeves)