Warner Brothers built a fake Batcave and invited some people to check it out to help promote The Batman movie, starring Robert Pattinson. Inside the cave, the company displayed an assortment of costumes from the new movie, but the event’s main highlight was the screen-used Batmobile stunt car, which takes on a design that reminds us of vintage muscle cars more than it does anything else. A video posted onto the Rana65556 Youtube channel gives us a walk around of the new Batmobile, and we get a few slices of information as a result.
The Batmobile Muscle Car Has 650 HP
According to the unnamed person talking about the car in the video, this car seen is one of four Batmobiles made for the movie. This particular one was primarily used for driving scenes, while another one of the vehicles used a Tesla for its base, so that it would be quiet while filming indoors or at night. Clever. The particular one used for driving has a V8 that is said to make 650 horsepower. While the person in the video didn’t offer any other details on the powertrain, we have room for speculation. We know of one particular V8 engine that can produce 650 horsepower at the crank: the mighty LT4 V8 engine, which can be found in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, and upcoming Escalade-V.
The 6.2L LT4 V8 has varying outputs from 640 hp in the third-generation CTS-V, to 650 hp in the Camaro ZL1, to 668 ponies in today’s CT5-V Blackwing. Given that the Batmobile is a muscle car that produces 650 horsepower, it might be safe to assume that the engine that helps propel the iconic vehicle is none other than an LT4 V8 from a Camaro ZL1. The engine can certainly produce a lot more than just 650 ponies if given the right amount of modifications. However, for the sake of filming a movie, 650 horses is likely more than enough to get the job done.
Seeing how close the person can get to the Batmobile muscle car in the video paints the car in a new light as we can see an assortment of details that would generally be missed, but with all of the pipework front, sides, and rear, it’s very unclear to us just what’s functional and what’s just a stage prop.
We’d like to know where you think this new Batmobile stands in pantheon of Batmobiles through the years. Let us know in the comments below!