The Tumbler Specification

The Tumbler Specification

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If anyone is interested in the Tumbler or any concept car please contact me on

My friends and I have a full-spec state of the art workshop and can build anything from scratch to suit medium to high budgets only. No cheapies or time-wasters please. We are based in England, UK. Thank you.

Waleed on 2/14/2012 6:22:12 AM
Does anyone know how to make vehicle blueprints? Because I have the Tumbler schematics and would like to get someone to make the blueprints. If anyone can design blueprints, then please contact me via email at Please put in the subject area Re: Tumbler Blueprints. Thanking you in advance.
Zhenya on 11/22/2011 5:42:12 AM
I keep hearing all of these questions about buying one. But the real question is... Is this thing STREET LEGAL?
Link8417 on 10/25/2011 6:32:34 AM
Re: Tumbler Blueprints

I can do blueprints of just about anything you can imagine with a little time and effort.
JRBDesign on 7/30/2011 1:13:02 AM
I would like any information on company's who plan on building Tumblers. I saw on a previous page that there wold be replicas made and I would like to know, company and cost.
Garrett Curley on 8/31/2010 7:48:16 PM
i wonder how the "door" opens on that thing, i ve seen it open in the movies but i want to learn more about the "hatch door".
majorhawke on 8/7/2010 2:57:31 AM
They should manufacture the tumbler for the army.
Major Hawke on 7/31/2010 9:18:10 PM
Hi All, well we are currently just costing up to build tumblers so anyone whom would like one please contact us at vhcengineering.
Mike Wilkes on 7/30/2010 11:13:50 AM
W/10:36 last known wereabouts 10/20 ? Parking tickets&meeters are both inside / outside . . . report BATMAN leaving parking spot hiphop jump to a moving sidewalk . . . BATMAN 'S really got THE CREW going {ADAM-GEO-MICHAEL- like TARZAN did Ha hja ha


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 on 1/24/2010 11:26:41 PM
Does anyone know how to make vehicle blueprints? Because I have the Tumbler schematics and would like to get someone to make the blueprints. If anyone can design blueprints, then please contact me via email at Please put in the subject area Re: Tumbler Blueprints. Thanking you in advance.
Walter Bonin on 1/3/2010 9:53:16 PM
Does anyone know where I might be able to buy the Tumbler blueprints at? Please email me at and in the subject please mention Re: Tumbler Blueprints. Thanking you in advance.
Walter Bonin on 12/30/2009 4:31:21 AM
Did you say replicas are being made?
Where can you find information about them?
My father will easily purchase one, as long as its under 2mil
email me
Jacob Cameron on 12/16/2009 4:35:04 PM
I can build a Tumbler with a 6 liter GM, auto trans. for around $83,000. Not going to have all the functions as the car in the movie, but it will look the same and drive well.

J.A. Holt Custom fabrication

John Holt
john holt on 12/13/2009 3:13:00 PM
awsome yo !
unais on 11/18/2009 10:56:52 AM
the tumbler is a lamborgini and a tank and a hummer put together
damian on 11/11/2009 5:20:59 PM
hey andy this a mix between the 89 and A tankt but better
bill on 11/7/2009 6:37:59 PM
hey andy this a mix between the 89 and the tumbler but better
bill on 11/7/2009 6:35:45 PM
If you are interested in building a go kart version of the tumbler you could go to my site listed.
T-man on 11/1/2009 3:30:47 PM
hey guys,
i would love to buy the tumbler or if any1 is intd in makeing it then plz contact me..thanx
saif mustafa khan on 10/28/2009 2:17:17 PM
nin82 on 10/28/2009 2:35:18 AM
The Tumbler is a brilliant car for the Batman Begins style of movie. Yes it is a tank and that is the point - it's hard to destroy - but not impossible. But it's also a tank the that runs like a racing car and there is the fantasy. Mike, yes replica Tumblers are being built but are not roadworthy due to vision issues. The is one being built / already completed in Perth, Australia I believe under contract to a Japanese customer.
Alite on 10/19/2009 7:00:09 AM
would you rather drive..

A. a lambourgini

B a tank

thats what this hunk of junk is, a tank.. the 89 batmobile is sill the best. an indestructable, jet powered sleek beauty.
andy on 10/15/2009 11:51:45 AM
hanns on 10/7/2009 12:58:54 AM
I am presently working on an estimate to build this vehicle for a museum. If anyone else is interested in contracting one let me know. Check out my other creation. Just google John Holt skeleton bike.

J.A.Custom Fabrication
JohnHolt on 9/8/2009 6:38:59 PM
They should build more practical versions of this for use as armoured Humvees in Afghanistan and Iraq with some remote controlled weapons turrets bolted on
Tommy on 8/4/2009 11:21:21 AM
If any one is interested in building a go kart version of the tumbler ....its known as the T-kart there are plans on ebay sometimes ...just type into the ebay search (go kart plans)
T-man on 7/1/2009 4:25:53 AM
tumbler is cool for GI Joe. NOT BATMAN.
Trevor on 6/18/2009 12:15:41 AM
Love to Rent the Keaton Batmobile & Tumbler Batmobile model, esp the Tumber to head into Mexico.

Rad rides.

Id update the dash in the Keaton Batmobile big time & replace 50 cal MG with Mini Guns or Gun/rocket pods.

Id rent them vs owning & produce say 100 for renting alone.
stephen russell on 6/7/2009 1:48:32 PM
does anyone know of an actual tumbler (batmobile) for sale? if so how much?
mike on 5/31/2009 3:22:49 PM
Ha ha ho ho hee hee a-ha! Why so serious?
Joker on 5/30/2009 2:03:45 AM
So do I. You and me both brother.
cone on 5/26/2009 6:40:56 PM
i want batmobile
enoc on 5/25/2009 5:23:18 AM
Ok i know the tumbler is badass and all.. and was powered by a 5.7L chevy.. but if everyone here knows as much as they clam.. clearly i came to the right place with this question.. Does anyone know the name of the exhaust system used on the tumbler in batman begins.. i want to buy the same system for some of my cars.. it sounds pretty badass.. esp when its in chase and drives by the parked cop car in the tunnel.. thanks looking forward to an answer..
S281Emustang on 5/24/2009 9:37:24 PM
Does anyone know a website url to where I can purchase actual Tumbler blueprints that shows all the measurements to build a real batmobile?

Wally Bonin on 5/20/2009 3:11:16 PM
I am not sure what to do to get started. As a newby here, I am just learning my way around. But I get stopped at every turn with various access error messages, like this one:
todd51150 on 5/15/2009 11:19:49 PM
The car uses a 5.7-liter Chevy V-8 engine. This engine has been tuned so that it can provide the power necessary to take a 5,000-pound vehicle from zero to 60 mph (100 kph) in 5 seconds
David Critchfield on 4/25/2009 3:30:22 PM
who wouldn't drive the tumbler
qtip on 4/16/2009 5:25:57 PM
mustafa right now im at the dark knight studios this second im in the batmobile using its laptop.I got to meet chrtisan bale.Im with him this second.right now im holding a batarang.he said do the stfu on me your cool dued.heres the joker . two face harvey is here
john cena on 4/8/2009 5:14:23 PM
thank you john cena.we both like the batmobile tumbler I like the part when the batmobile jumps of the watter one knows were pals.have you seen the dark knight.remember when you called rey a baby.I hate mr.mcoman remember the episode when dx took over raw and mr.mcoman was in the bath room and here comes ondray.
mustafa abdilahi on 4/8/2009 3:17:39 PM
If did not see batman begins its cool. the chase sene rocks .this batmobile rocks in the1990s that batmobile was a white fat alberg.I love the batmobile. meet my freind mustafa abdilahi beat up randy orton.he helped me in mustafa abdilahi if you can read this I need your help in tag team maches.Besides the batmobile tumbler rocks. thank you .
john cena on 4/8/2009 3:01:14 PM
The Keaton Mobile is for fairies!? HA! Man, you have a good sense of humor, because the Keaton Mobile could blow past any of those other batmobiles that have come to live action Batman adaptations.
Drak Knight Detective on 4/8/2009 9:27:46 AM
how much is the tumbler worth?
what is its top speed ?
accelration ?
what fuel does it use ?
body materail?
how many gears ?
suspension type?
what weapon does it use ?
engine capacity ?
tarun singh on 4/6/2009 2:49:09 AM
"The Tumbler is the car for those who belive in strength and power, the 89 is for those who belive in TRADITION AND CLASS.

- Tully"

No, the 89 batmobile is for those who believe in fairies.

The Tumbler is for those who Believe in Harvey Dent.
Slow Learner on 4/5/2009 5:41:59 AM
is this vehicle powered by an LS1 motor?
doug on 3/31/2009 4:51:10 AM
do you know if it would be possible to buy one of these new or second hand?
xyz on 3/29/2009 10:05:45 AM
Good to see so much discussion still going on about the Tumbler, shame its not all accurate. I was involved in the building of this wonderful machine, I have driven it many times and it still gives me a thrill.

Good luck
film cars on 3/6/2009 12:44:00 PM
The Tumbler is the car for those who belive in strength and power, the 89 is for those who belive in TRADITION AND CLASS.
Tully on 3/2/2009 6:49:12 AM
i agree with dave truly awsome up the british we salute u
dave's mate on 2/20/2009 6:07:16 PM
with out doubt the best bat mobile and built by the british
dave on 2/20/2009 6:01:30 PM
I like the Burton mobile, but I'd argue is quite of its time and just feel that it's not very inventive to be basing the batmobile in the forth coming Arkham Assylum game on it. That seems like a bit of creative corner cutting to me.
Slow Learner on 2/11/2009 5:26:25 AM
No. The Keaton Mobile has stood the test of time. As for the Tumbler, it's sure as hell not the best Batmobile ever made, but it'd be nice to see it in a The Dark Knight Returns movie, but w/ more offensive features..
Michael Keaton Fan Man on 2/7/2009 7:03:30 PM
I think the Tumbler makes perfect sense in Nolan's Batman films. It makes much more sense that Bruce Wayne would use an experimental military vehicle that's already built, rather than try to convert a factory built car (that could be easily traced back to him), wasting time he could be using bringing down the mob.

What ever happens with regard to the third installment of the current Batman franchise, I hope the Tumbler is repaired, possibly alongside a second car.

Everyone loves the Tim Burton batmobile and artists tend to base their 'mobiles on it. Come on, that was twenty years ago! Move on, the Tumbler is now, it's where it's at.
Slow Learner on 2/6/2009 7:19:28 AM
Chris Johnson, thank you for letting me now about that website. We looked in to it and there is no tumbler plans made by Tully. It would be great if this person would come up with something so he can share it with us all. Thanks
batman4reals on 1/29/2009 1:18:21 PM
This tank definitely clashes w/ Nolan's so-called "realism". Seriously, does Batman really need to drive something this huge? And if this is a tank, then how come there are no displays of defenses?
Michael Keaton Fan Man on 1/29/2009 11:11:01 AM
Think of this ...the Tumbler with the the brains of "K.I.T." on knight rider that would truely be the most unstopable vehicle ever.

buy the way does anyone remember a program (I think it lasted only one season) called AUTO MAN??? It was on in the late 80's i think.
Tully on 1/27/2009 5:04:25 AM
ya I know ....on this web site ya, but Im talking about the one that I have listed under my name below.... it looks like this tully712 guy is getting ready to sell plans on how to build a tumbler go kart...
chris johnson on 1/16/2009 9:43:17 PM
All builds on this website are real! There are two to three being built go kart Tumblers. Just to let you know, people on this site is the real deal. Thank you
batman4reals on 1/16/2009 12:00:19 PM
hay everybody
I come across this back door web-site. Is this real? Is someone realy building a tumbler go kart? Has anyone heard of this or is it in the makeing? I hope its real, I would love to get my hands on a set of plans. long as the thing looks cool and not made of wood or something stupid. I was going to sign the guest book but when I viewed it there were no entries which makes me think that whoever is doing it is just getting ready/prepared. Let me know PLEASE because I hate it when I put my hope into something and it pans out to be crap.
chris johnson on 1/16/2009 2:23:19 AM
Well, many reports are that each of the four main driveable vehicles cost in the area of $250,000.00 US Dollars; however, this amount does NOT include the other funds invested in the various development stages that led to the final design.

I'm pretty sure that you'd pay several million for even a simple 'prototype', with no warranty and no information on refabricating parts should something happen.

In addition, I'm pretty sure you would be unable to obtain legal permission to drive or operate the vehicle in most area of the United States or even foreign territories; in addition, I'm sure there would be some pretty strict export regulations involved due to the nature of the vehicle and it being "operable".

For those who would want to own or purchase this vehicle and simultaneously have the capacity of capital to actually even attempt to secure it, I'm pretty sure this would be your last stop; chances are you'd already have one...
Not For Sale... on 1/15/2009 8:28:50 PM
Actually the veicle they used in the movie 2 1/2 tons, or 5,000lb.
AJAM on 1/11/2009 1:19:28 PM
hi i would really want to have one the only things that is making a difference between em and those loser who think that they can buy one.... is that i got the money to buy it so let me know where u can have information on buying that car if someone know....
kim on 1/9/2009 1:18:37 AM
This is the best car/tank ever ever made and i would kill everyone with it!!!
Who gives a fuk on 1/6/2009 10:35:58 AM
just asking but, would any know where to get one of these and how much it would cost

thank you
Karan McIntosh on 1/3/2009 11:08:07 AM
modify it to a hovercar!
yo on 12/23/2008 9:14:24 PM
they should make thousands of those so we could thrash and smash the area!!!
steve on 12/23/2008 9:13:03 PM
how much is the car with all the work done to it may i ask that are specified in the specs. yes i mean everything not jokeing! i would like a dollar amount or a number i may reach them at good day and bye.
mathew 30 on 12/20/2008 4:08:17 PM
pretty cool
how much does it cost??
send me email at
guntur catur on 12/15/2008 11:14:06 PM
How much does this tumbler cost?
my girlfriend want me to buy it, and i think it is awesome
Samadz on 12/14/2008 10:56:03 PM
to all of you who just have to undercut what you see, woowee what a bunch of dumb assed numbnut losers get a freakin life!
it is a "concept-vehicle" not a production design, yeah it is a cool thing, and to be honest, it blows away all the other "batmobiles" ! think for a moment, would you want to drive a tumbler or a show-car to a fight? Me, I wold rather have a "Military Proto-type" to work with, so what it may be ugly but a scratch won't cost a thousand dollars to replace fiberglass and lights at the Body shop. alittle flat black and you are road ready again, practical, tough, fast. Who needs FLASH just do tha freakin job!
scott on 11/25/2008 3:42:47 AM
Iam reddy to buy it .
saad on 11/8/2008 8:49:41 PM
I WANT IT! on 10/31/2008 10:12:33 AM
Considering that when they tested it, it turned out that it could survive jumps and be able to actually climb over and crush cars, I think it would be a great off road driver.
Tom on 10/11/2008 11:06:24 AM
I kind of question how this would do off road. If our military had this it would still be at home. It would cook them. Hummer tires come alot cheaper then the 4 rear wheels too.
viper blade on 10/10/2008 2:22:20 PM
Does anyone know of anywhere that still sells the Bandai 1/35 scale model of the Tumbler (either a store or online)?
Bill on 10/9/2008 6:57:29 PM
This batmobile is sick the us military should take it and build them. it would make areal kick ass fast attack vehicle.
Andrew Tate on 10/8/2008 6:54:15 PM
It might run a 5.7, but those aren't 15s its turning. MPG is gonna suck! Not to mention the drag that body has gotta have.
viper blade on 10/3/2008 2:48:00 PM
By the way, I have to say that I did miss "the Batmobile" featuring in the movie a bit.
Because you know how the previous movies would focus a bit on "the cool car" in some scenes and showing off features it carries.
Well, it's not really in there besides the driving of it, which is cool though.
But the focus is more on the outside than Batman using it on the inside also.

I guess it's the kind of feel there was like "OK, I'm here in the car with Batman experiencing the ride." and instead now it's like just looking at a car-chase or something.

That mostly counts for 'Begins' I guess, since 'The Dark Knight' makes up for it through a lot of other things in the movie.
MicHaeL H. on 10/3/2008 11:55:52 AM


This things was made to be fully functional, to do "it's own stunts" and all.
I think you probably could buy it, but it will suck you dry if you're not very wealthy.
Besides, you're not allowed to use this thing on the road, and I doubt you can without some proper practice.
Most people would probably drive over a lot of things with this monster of a machine.
What I personally wonder about is how well you can see outside.
The front-windows alone look very blocked by the chassis and the rest is pretty much closed up.
Unless they put like cameras in the back for screens in the cockpit.
MicHaeL H. on 10/3/2008 11:50:12 AM
I hope the Tumbler will be back in the third movie. It'd be nice if it HAD come in black (which Wayne somehow managed to sneak out of the building), and there's a spare camo-painted one back at the prototype lab.
Wayne R. on 9/29/2008 8:40:23 PM
Tumbler runs off a 5.7-liter Chevy V8 engine. it shouldn't spend more gas than the camaro. this is one of my fav batmobiles and the only one that was filmed at speeds over 100 mph.( according to the dvd 2 special edition. the 2 front tires are held by suspension the car can flex right where the side armor ends, and if this batmobile was sold.. even as a kitcar conversion. i would be right behind you guys with my credit card on hand to get my very own :-)
stark01 on 9/24/2008 1:56:33 AM
can i buy a tumbler batmobile and how mach is it email my back at
alex vaughn on 9/16/2008 9:53:06 PM
it took a rpg to destroyer her it kinda frightening what mark 2 tumbler will be
it will probable be ground up rebuild with more kick ass gear aboard
mike brown on 9/3/2008 1:19:13 PM
Yes, this Batmobile was actually driveable and could actually crush cars and do jumps without totaling the car. Check it out on the Special Edition 2-disc dvd of Batman Begins. It shows the build and test footage of the Tumbler.
Tom on 8/23/2008 9:59:37 PM
TERRELL MCKINNEY on 8/22/2008 1:24:32 PM
Now here is a question for ya. If u owned one could u afford to fill it.
viper blade on 8/21/2008 2:13:45 PM
Found some photos of the Tumbler at a Toyota event
Cal on 8/20/2008 7:59:45 PM
Tep I sure could have used one of those int he town I worked in , the place was worse than Gotham, lol
Streetknight on 8/12/2008 11:10:27 AM
wow, now this is what a crimefighter would really use!!
not those tweaked civilian crap of the old days.

now, question to those who saw the tumbler jump, or those who have worked on it:
>does the front side armour move with the suspension or is it fixed?
xhack2 on 8/12/2008 10:48:18 AM
Has anyone else seen the DVD Batman Begins ?
It has a whole expanded feature on the building of the Tumbler !
Lots of detailed information !

Chapter 12 on DISC 2
Cool Games on 8/7/2008 1:15:45 PM
Someone needs to make a kitcar version of the Tumbler. I am more than sure that people will buy it and the maker will profit from it. Just an idea...
Charles on 8/4/2008 11:52:52 AM
i'm agree with "shit", even when the military use the tumbler, it's useles it's only 2 men piloted in , front axle is uncovered , if i was a batman's enemy i will prefer to use RPG and "the batcar rolls over, Kaboom......!, tell the joker to bring marshmellow & beer ,i'll get my chainsaw "
Bat-haters on 8/1/2008 12:05:38 AM
All batmobiles were made for movies only they wouldn't works in reality, Folks Grow up !!
Analyshit on 7/31/2008 11:58:17 PM
now this is my car. it is the best out of all of them. wish they made a mass production of it.
Kieran on 7/28/2008 10:10:34 PM
its not in production. but the films made 6 models, 4 working models but those models werent the full thing. One wa made for the fire/jet power. one for the air brakes ect.. but all do drive. each model they made cost $250,000 (£150,000), also an american has made his own but i dont know how much that cost him to do. I WANT ONE! and then id customise it a little more =D
scott on 7/26/2008 11:49:24 AM
So, is there a price for one of these, this is a serious question.
Kaine on 7/25/2008 5:47:27 PM
Thats classified! LOL
viper blade on 7/24/2008 2:15:24 PM the tumbler being used by the military??
vince on 7/24/2008 3:35:30 AM
Can you give me the siscomatis of the tumbler
sayrika kamara on 7/23/2008 7:59:56 PM
Keaton, Kilmer, and Clooney batmobiles are gay. They're built to be looked at, not to use. They're useless.
H on 7/23/2008 5:13:57 AM
BATMAN on 7/22/2008 11:05:41 PM
The Keaton and the other batmobiles where great but with real production cars like the Veyron and Reventon they had to make something that doesn't look similar at all to a production car. Even though the Mercedes/McClaren SLR isn't gothic it has got the same cabin rearward cab and really long bonnet and then theres the Maybach Excelero.
Wesley Baker on 7/20/2008 4:56:51 AM
this car is sick!!!!
I think it would be over the top, but also interesting to have one and drive it on the streets. See what people will say
Stephanie on 7/17/2008 7:43:23 PM
FAR OUT !!!!!! ,,,, MAN. I'V GOT TO GET ME ONE OF THEM !! . KNOW WHAT I MEAN,, ?????? .. I KNEW THAT YOU DID........
J. B. LONG on 7/16/2008 1:47:28 PM
Is the Tumbler in real production? And if so how much would it cost to aquire and or produce one?
blatherskyte on 7/14/2008 1:45:45 PM
He had a tankish type of car truck the tumbler is BANANAS! I want one. literally!
Zero Cool on 7/10/2008 1:41:41 PM
Tumbler is fine, but I like more 1989's batmobile.
unknown man on 6/24/2008 7:55:49 AM
ELEMAR LEDESMA on 6/6/2008 9:10:23 PM
Think of the cave. To be able to enter the cave it won't be a smooth as glass ride. The keaton may be something used down the road, when there is the "batfamily" to literally help smooth the trail. The tumbler is all terrain and doable being bruce is the lone soldier right now.
viper blade on 6/6/2008 12:03:21 PM
for those who really hate the Tumbler as a batmobile, you guys are retarded!
what do you guys not get?
If this new batmobile was built to be some exotic car like the keaton, kilmer, clooney and etc's then it will be the same thing as putting a freaking batman symbol on every gadget that batman has. Its kinda cheesey, think about it, the previous batmobiles especially the kilmer and clooneys are so pointlessly bright and "wingy" with bat wings sticking out everywhere it doesn't reall help the main purpose of the batmobile which is PERFORMANCE. Like the keaton, kilmer, and clooney batmobiles, its freakishly long, i doubt that can do any help with performance at all, for crying out loud, the keaton mobile needs a rope to do a corner turn, the kilmer mobile ridiculously has a 4WS feature to turn like a turtle! and to be honest, always having fire bursting out of the exhaust completely takes away the stealth purpose. dn't get me wrong, the keaton mobile is the best batmobile ever created. But for the Kilmer and Clooney mobile if you think about it, its so weak and pointless and irrelevant for Batman's use of a car.

I think Nolan's idea of the Tumbler as a batmobile makes more logic sense and seems more realistic to make the Batman franchise seem more related and real to reality! does anyone understand this picture im trying to paint? and from what i believe its also based on Frank Miller's batmobile
Cory on 6/2/2008 8:42:30 PM
come on guys how in a thowsand years in hell could batman be left alone and i know i said leve him alone but as times change more and more people like seeing supper hero's useing guns instead of supper powers what im saying now is GOD DAMN IT LET TIMES CHANGE
cam on 5/28/2008 11:57:10 AM
what the hell is this? i mean im a batman fan and this is a awsom car but is not batman batman is not a militry freak he's a kung fu master so why hook him up with all thease guns and such. I'm not saying the old low rider is cool but is batman I mean leve him allone
cam on 5/27/2008 12:45:53 PM
Them back tires are rather big. I think they would have some fairly thick rubber and be able to run somewhat flat. The tires are also designed to jump so they would take a beating as well
viper blade on 5/7/2008 11:31:23 AM
If you're occasionally being shot at.. I'm not sure its such a good idea to have exposed tires like that. Overall its an interesting military design but not very bat worthy.
Khrome on 5/6/2008 8:34:17 AM
Lets take a look at the 1989 batmobile. Its a low rider that could be rendered useless with a speed bump. You at least got to admit the tumbler is not lame like penguin's duck cart. In the No Mans Land series he even uses a humvee so why not a tumbler
viper blade on 5/5/2008 2:54:46 PM

Get off your high-horse, you over opinionated fanboy.
Keyser Soze on 4/28/2008 3:57:59 PM
this tank is awesome.I hope the bat pod is as cool as the bat tank or even cooler
bobboy on 4/2/2008 8:20:17 PM
My eyesight isn't what it used to be. I should've capitalized the "W" in Bruce Wayne's name.
Don't get old.
viciousbat on 3/31/2008 8:00:11 PM
Maichael and Harris, I strongly disagree. I've read and followed the Batman for years, and Bruce Wayne did travel extensively learning many arts.
This car makes sense. Even Bruce wayne arranged for convenient "thefts" of military gear from his docks to make the older cars. Keaton's Batmobile, for example, used a Rolls Royce Pegasus II powerplant from a Harrier II jet.
viciousbat on 3/31/2008 7:45:53 PM
It would be great if they made this into a military vehicle but not a batmobile, like come on! it is not like batman works for the U.S. forces or something! It also , as you said Michael, ruined the essence of batman
Harris Naseem on 3/29/2008 11:17:17 AM
okay. anyone who claims to be a batman fan in the least should hate this car. the "tumbler" is a mockery of everything batman has been based on. yeah, i agree, it's an awesome car, but it isn't batman. honestly, i didn't like anything about Batman Begins, and i don't think I'm going to like The Dark Knight. Once again, Batman Begins was an awesome, and well made movie, but it wasn't anywhere close to catching the essence of batman. personally, I'm head-over-heels in love with the Tim Burton Batman, now it isn't exactly what I believe Batman should be, but he was still Batman, whereas in Batman Begins, Batman is basically just a rich guy in a black suit with nothing better to do so he goes out in his fancy tumbler with his fancy, WAYNE ENTERPRISES DESIGNED AND PRODUCED, gadgets trying to prove his manhood. Batman, after his parent's death, In Fact, didn't run off to some mountains in Asia. He, himself, trained, built himself up, studied chemistry, physics, etc. He had no retarded guy with a stupid goatee, who can't seem to even be grateful for someone saving his life, train him in some unnamed form of martial art, Batman (Bruce Wayne) trained himself. Batman was, and is, a Genius. Also, he had no Morgan Freeman. The Batmobile (whichever one you may decide to look at) was built by Batman. The 1960s Batman, i believe, is the BEST portrayal of the way Batman was intended by Bob Kane (author of Batman no.1), now, Batman may not look exactly the way he was intended, but i believe Adam West did a fabulous job, even Burt Ward did an exceptional job at the part of Robin. So, basically, If you're going to make a representation of Batman, at least take the time to read Batman no.1. One more thing, I just want to send my praises to Frank Miller...OMG, The Dark Knight Returns is one of my favorite graphic novels of all time. I know saying that contradicts basically everything i've already stated, which, in fact, is one of the main reasons i like it so much. somehow he pulled it off, i don't know how, but he did it. so, if you haven't read it, get on that, it's awesome.
Maichael on 3/24/2008 7:34:31 PM
Does anyone have an idea of what the two camouflage colors would be. I want to do my Bandai 1/35 kit as it first appeared in the movie.

Tom on 3/16/2008 11:29:52 AM
This is THE batmobile, not even talkin about it being THE car as well...
Bat Man on 2/12/2008 11:35:04 AM
i want to buy this because it is so cool
Ben WHeeler on 2/4/2008 2:07:23 PM
Oh yeah, this baby is mean. I absolutely loved this Batmobile, even though it doesn't really have a slick Batman feel to it. The armour is robust and it still goes really fast. It's a refreshing change from the Christmas tress that Schumacher so adores. It's also not as over-the-top as the Dark Knight Returns tank Frank Miller thought up.
Jedd on 1/22/2008 12:42:52 AM
Iwas just watching batman begins and you're right the tumbler is hot who built the original?And where can I get more imformation on on it's construction?
jerry on 1/15/2008 10:32:26 PM
It must really burn people that this car is a fully functional military-grade machine that looks mean enough to tear a Hummer in half with a mere bump, while the Burton/Schumacher-era vehicles are as flashy and useless as Paris Hilton on wheels. Put those fiberglass fakes up to the Batcave Ramp Challenge, I dare you. (Check the Batman Begins 2-disc special features, the jump into the cave through the waterfall was a 100% practical stunt done with a working Tumbler vehicle, no models or CGI in sight!)

Batman's angry, tough, quiet when possible but powerful when necessary -- the Tumbler is a vehicle for a superhero with armor on his chest, not rubber nipples.
Spanky Rodruiguez on 12/30/2007 5:54:08 AM
Hello Everyone! I see there are mixed views on the tumbler. Personally, I love it! First of all, it is not some lousy car made over another model. It was actually made from scratch. Secondly, the batmobile's supposed to be tough, right? After all, it's job is to provide fast and safe getaways or enduring pursuits. The thing literally "flies over rooftops"! Everyone boasts the keaton car. What a joke! The thing's supposed to be tough, it's supposed to provide protection, make the cars it hits fly (especially the scene where the penguin takes over and drives through a narrow street and all the cars are turned over). And when the onboard computer runs a diagnostics and locates the remote control device, batman just punches through the bottom to get to it... WTF!?! All that armor, protection and you're telling me that an ordinary landmine or any other explosive device that detonates underneath the vehicles can and will kill batman?!?

r3gr3ssor on 12/21/2007 6:17:05 PM
Considering I've been a Batman fan since the Adam West Batman hit the re-runs. I have always enjoyed the principle of a "normal" hero. I am a realist & ex-Special Forces Seargant for the U.S.Army. I believe that the "Tumbler" version has definitely kept up with the times. I approve of the new design, and would definitely use one in combat. As far as it goes, the Batman has "hardly" believed in the use of fire-power. So, the use of machine guns on a vehicle of his is beyond his moral structure. Asthetically, the "tumbler" is a good combat vehicle , but...

2evul4u on 12/15/2007 1:53:23 AM
parker is damn right! those people who hate the tumbler is bcoz its realistic and way over technically superior among the past batmobile. yes, the tumbler may not be related to a bat as per design and as some says, no mystery at all. its not about style, its about practicality & realism! its about survival, man! the tumbler can save batman's ass in any situation, in his world or in real world.
maikeru on 12/13/2007 12:23:35 AM
If you love the Tumbler check this out......Someone's building one of their own. And it really works and runs
Moon Knight on 12/11/2007 6:41:25 PM
PLease tell me they will be releasing a model kit in scale 1/24 of the tumbler, would be an awesome trophy to add next to the other models available
Gakiem on 12/7/2007 1:54:25 PM
This car is the coolest car I"v ever seen I would like to buy it if they were selling it;thats cool.
john wane on 12/5/2007 9:56:56 PM
The Tumbler is the better BATMOBILE
Ismael Júnior on 11/20/2007 7:09:21 PM
This batmobile(or should I say gay tank?)sucks ass!
Big Batman fan on 11/17/2007 6:26:13 PM
Awright, I love the batmobile from the t.v. show, nice design. i love the batmobile from the Tim Burton movie, kinda' corvette stingray-ish.
But the later films? GIMMIE A BREAK!
The whole point of Batman is that you don't know where he is, where he is coming from and the BLUE NEON batmobile was a travesty to the mythology! Stinkin' ASTRONAUTS COULD SPOT HIM FROM SPACE!
Christopher Nolan got it right. batman and his batmobile need to be something like Predator.
malematameus on 11/12/2007 7:37:14 AM
I just found this website and it fuckin' rocks.

This Batmobile is the worst. It looks like a handful of D & D dice held together with black gum. The TV one is my fave, because it is just a police car drunk with steroids. The Keaton one is my second fave.

Folks argue that the Tumbler is technically the best, but it has no mystery, and no relation to a bat. Batman himself is not a screw-up, and does not need a tank to smash through other cars and make up the difference. Batman just needs a fast, stylish ride with some extras, not a tank.

An idiot needs a tank. Not Batman.

This just is NOT a real Batmobile. It was a design exercise to say, "We changed it all!"

Fatman on 11/12/2007 2:04:32 AM
DAN FOSTER on 11/8/2007 10:08:57 AM
What do I think of this bat mobile? It's a great piece of work obviously designed by people who really know what they are doing in this business. A rare thing these days...I should know. I wish we could see more exciting, beautifully crafted effects like this.
Steve Allen on 11/7/2007 4:39:50 PM
Ok the reason everyone hates this Batmobile is because it is more realistic. I think the old batmobiles were cool. But the most recent batman movies are more realistic as to what could really happen. Not this fantacey old movie gig. The only realistic way to get away from cops these days is to smash through walls and destroy things to get away. I dont see the old batmobiles smashing through things and tearing things up. The Tumber is a bad ass vehicle/tank lol that seems like it can do it. And jump into the bat cave. Lets see the old batmobiles do it. ummmmm no. Sorry.
Parker on 10/31/2007 12:54:58 AM
tumbler is awesome..

she is my dream...
ryan on 10/12/2007 10:24:53 AM
I don't understand the mass hate for the Tumbler. I think it's wicked awesome and by far the best batman car used in a movie.
Kernow on 10/9/2007 7:21:54 AM
look at it as one of batmans alternate vehicles. Perhaps it can go places
where that the standard"super dooper" batmobile cannot?
Probably better in....... "Predator Returns" the Gazza Strip!
or some kind of sequel when the enemy keeps coming back,
...............but the fans dont.
Jeff Dzikovsky on 9/28/2007 5:45:46 PM
look at it as one of batmans alternate vehicles. Perhaps it can go places
where that the standard"super dooper" batmobile cannot?
Probably better in....... "Predator Returns" the Gazza Strip!
or some kind of sequel when the enemy keeps coming back,
...............but the fans dont.
Jeff Dzikovsky on 9/28/2007 5:34:06 PM
its ugly even for army, not bat-mobile
leelo on 9/28/2007 10:38:22 AM
Can anyone give me the email address of engineers Chris Cuvert and Annie Smith? I would really appreciate it . Thanks.
A.S.Beg on 9/16/2007 5:40:21 AM
It's cool as car but not as Batmobile. In my mind Batmobile had a blunt nose, it's a bit aerodynamic, resembling a plane: like Keaton's and animated ones.
It's a cool tank, usefull among traffic jam, but not a vehicle suitable for a Dark Knight.
Elvis on 9/12/2007 11:39:38 AM
Man that thing is sweet.
Christian on 9/7/2007 2:02:04 AM
to quote luke skywalker "WHAT A PIECE OF JUNK!".
Peter on 9/6/2007 9:20:28 PM
Micheal Keaton's batmobile and The tumbler are my two favorite batmobile cause they show that batman is called the Dark Knight with the all black cars. Those other two is ok but is to much color.
Curtis13 on 9/3/2007 9:13:39 PM
does it come in black :D
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Can everyone visit my site including the admin jack and kevin unless your to popular for me:(...
Eden on 8/2/2007 9:33:42 PM
Trust the brits to make Batman the best Batmobile! rock on UK! ;)
The Dark Knight on 7/16/2007 2:05:21 PM
Glitch in matrix??
Hmmm on 7/9/2007 6:24:16 PM
Does anypizzle know where the tumbler is showing right now? Or has it been moth balled and stored in some warehouse and forgotten?
anonymous on 7/16/2006 11:28:46 AM
If someone could just leak the blueprints i would be happy, so i could make one :)
henrik on 7/15/2006 2:52:13 PM
I just want someone to offer the tumbler as a kit car, i got a Turbo Charged V8 motor and transmission ready and waiting for a worthy ride... PLEASE SOMEONE OFFER A KIT!!!!!
Tumbler Fan on 7/11/2006 10:08:54 PM
To all Tumbler Geeks like me.

I have compiled a Tumbler picture archive on PDF format(20mbs). Contains over 100 high resolution pictures of the Tumbler from every angle possible. These Pictures took me about a year of searching online on the web. Contact me via email or add me to MSN messenger. _ Mike
Mike on 6/30/2006 2:56:04 AM
If anyone out there interested in getting a PDF file with all the pics of tumbler please email me or Add to msn chat. I have a 20 mb file with high resolution pics of the car from every angle. Took me about a year of searching thru the net for it. I wished to share it with other Tumbler geeks like me. Includes screen capture from the Batman Begins Dvd tumbler featurette. _Mike
Uratz on 6/30/2006 2:47:36 AM
The Batmobile, 9 feet wide and 16 feet long, has a top speed of 106 miles per hour and can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6 seconds. The engine is a 5.7 liter V8 Chevy. It runs on unleaded gas and can do about 7 miles per gallon. It has four 44-inch tires at the rear, made by Interco Tire Corp, while the front is covered in jagged plates of armor. It was designed and built by Chris Corbould and Andrew Smith at Shepperton Studios in England. This Batmobile was built from the ground up and is estimated to be worth half a million pounds.
anonymous on 5/23/2006 12:25:32 PM
"It's the car, right ? Chicks love the car." Well if this line is true than it is refering to the Kilmermobile.Now come on guys,...the tumbler ?!?!?, it has got to be the uglyest car...EVER !!! Get serious,grow up,wake up !!!,the tumbler and the Clooneymobile are the worst batmobiles ever, it's an insult to Batman to even call those cars batmobiles.The Keaton car wasn't to bad and neither was the batmobile in the anymated series from 1993.The best BATMOBILE is the one from BATMAN FOREVER,...oh and P-to-da-whatever I think that you only wish Batman was gay so you could mary him, you shit-for-brains.
Alfred P. on 5/6/2006 8:12:21 AM
Amen to that! Nice to see someone else finally sees more to this beast than the outside appearance.

I've said it once and I'll say it again: can the Clooneymobile crush a cop car? Could the Kilmermobile plow through concrete divider walls?

The Keatonmobile might, but the Tumbler can....and did.

'Nuff said.
Mr. Anonymous on 3/23/2006 11:39:43 AM
I love it when people say the Tumbler is ugly, or it's a POS. Frankly, the Tumbler is a strong tie with the Keatonmobile in terms of ass-kicking, and that's what a lot of people seem to forget.

Not only can the Tumbler deliver a serious amount of damage to any given target, but try to imagine what was going through those cops' heads when they saw this...thing, coming right at them. It's intimidating, it was unstoppable, and it left cops going "WTF?!"

So yeah, the Tumbler may not look pretty. But it'll kick your ass, run you over, back up and do it all over again. I'd like to see the Clooney or Kilmermobile do that.
anonymous on 3/17/2006 4:30:37 PM
hi, i read a bunch of the postings before but i didnt read them all, i just watched like a making of batman begins, and they said there were 8 tumblers made, some of you said 7, 4, 5 i duno, im just correcting 89 batmobile is still the best
mike on 3/16/2006 4:02:30 PM
Yea, the Tumbler did get to 113mph during filming - had it faster during pre-pro tests...

There were 5 cars built... 1 electric with the opening hood, 2 "rollers" for jumping, and 2 "deals" as they were called on set - They were the only two with fully working components...

First things first - The cars had no interiors - only the electric car did - The insides were that of a stock car and here are a couple of pics...

There ya go...

And gearhead - the two deals cars were in fact made from steel paneling.. let me tell you - I saw first hand when a drunk driver actually blew past security and hto one of the cars... the camry was done - the tumber, we had to pop a panel and good as new... They also went through like 7 models with different materials - the cars that jumped, jumped... they had a remote steering unit to maintain control, but other than that, not a whole lot to it...
Siqz on 3/4/2006 12:33:44 AM
Btw, the tumbler hit 110 mph during filming. DURING FILMING! Friggin awesome.
gearhead on 2/23/2006 2:08:58 PM
Hmmmm. Just stumbled onto this forum. All cool stuff. I'd like to comment on the anonymous post dissecting the tumbler. Do you know anything at all about military arms development? Have you paid any attention the the story? The tumbler was built to bridge small gaps, not fight a war. If it has to jump, it has to be light, doofus. For your info, it is powered (no crap, real world) by a 350 ci v8 generating 320- 350 hp and around 400 ft/lbs of torque. Runs on pump gas. The jet burner is actually something thats been played with by various developers and is basically a liquid fueled rocket motor. In the "real world" is just a flamethrower. As far as range, it doesnt need long range, and again I declare you a doofus. It was conceptualised to cruise to a bridging site, jump, and set up a temporary bridgehead. No, it doen't have loads of armor or firepower, because it doesn't need it. As part of an operation, it would have enough support from more heavily armed units to get the job done. 4WD, too much armor, side skirts, and all the junk you want to tack on would make it too heavy to complete it's mission. 8 tons indeed! anyway, everbody has to have a favorite and I choose th tumbler. That thing can actually do what it does in the movie (aside from rooftop antics). We arent talking about an Oldsmobile with a new fiberglass body. Yes, it isn't like the others, but it's a prequel. Mr Wayne needed something off the shelf. I think I've been long winded enough, but now a question: has anyone got an opinion on batwings, batboats, batcycles, and the lost designs for the bathotdogcart?
gearhead on 2/23/2006 1:53:19 PM
i love the tumber, but i ve been does the tumbler even steer? in the movie it looked like it could barely steer to the right! can someone explain this 2 me.
anonymous on 1/16/2006 1:32:01 AM
The Tumbler is very sweet. I didn't really love it though until I found out it was a real car. 4 were made if I am not mistaken. The reason I love it the most is because the thought of an 8 ton tank that can go 220 mph is just too funny and wicked sick at the same time. definatly my style.

Tumbler is king. If you don't like it, get over it.
Pyrosonic on 1/12/2006 12:50:03 PM
I would guess a price maybe like 1.000.000 USD!
Holiace on 1/6/2006 1:56:13 PM
I like the tumbler. I liked it a lot more when i learned that it was not made by batman to be the official batmobile. I hope that in the next movie they give batman a slick sports car like an armord Lamborghini with a bat symbol on it, that would rock. it would rock if it looked like a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
mh3w on 1/2/2006 3:56:37 PM
Killer Klown made a reference to the Dark Night Returns. i'm only 18 but i read the entire collection. he's right, they are worht getting ahold of. btw. the tumbler cost 1.5 mil
potter on 12/22/2005 11:45:56 PM
yeah dat thing is as tough as in da movies...i mean dat thing did most of da stunts u saw in da movie...u should watch da special feautures on da tumbler in da 2 disc bb
drunkhomer on 12/12/2005 5:43:33 AM
Is the Tubler really as tuff as it is in the moive.
anonymous on 12/9/2005 11:29:11 PM
how much does the tumbbler cost?
Max Montano on 12/9/2005 4:41:04 PM
When i saw ther first picture i didn't like that car...but after the movie......I AM IN LOVE WITH THAT CAR!!!!!!
darkheart on 12/5/2005 1:14:08 PM
You could retrofit a turboshaft engine into this car - say, a RR-Allison 150, designed with 350hp (260kW) to lift a 10,000lb (4,500kg) helicopter - and have it either driving the rear axle direct, or driving a generator powering four electric motors - one for each wheel or wheel group. Do away with the heavy piston engine altogether. Build a proper afterburner into the jet exhaust, for extra thrust on jumps. Use more aluminium - lighter, but with similar strength to steel. Using an electric drive also means - dare I say it - that the car can be hybridised (like the Toyota Prius) for true stealth operation.
sentinel on 11/27/2005 1:56:20 AM
Man... the Tumbler is not only the best batmobile practically and realistically... it's also the best looking... it's so high tech and agressive looking... rocks.

-David A. Nova
David A. Nova on 11/24/2005 11:29:38 PM
The Tumbler was built by a BRITISH company and driven by a BRITISH driver in the film.
Bruce W. on 11/22/2005 2:06:10 PM
I am actually building a smaller, more simple tumbler. It's going to take me a year and a half at least. I'll take some pics when it's done.
Darren on 11/17/2005 5:08:51 PM
If anyone has actual 3D models, blueprints, or any type of information on the Tumbler, if they could send it to me or tell me where to go, that would be great. I am modeling it in Solidworks, and i need as much information on the make of the car as possible. Thanks
anonymous on 11/1/2005 8:21:22 PM
This car is one of the reasons why i got into Batman Begins. :)
anonymous on 11/1/2005 3:46:03 PM
I wont one!!! were can I find the blue prints and stuff so I can make my oun one?? if you can e-mail them to me that would be sweet!!!

From Kirk

P.S. owww so shinney!!!
Kirk on 11/1/2005 8:09:11 AM
Anyone no where I can find pics of the proto type cars and the toy mock up that was first made for this car ? I think I have one pic of it not sure ....I understand it was made from rc parts ...

I have a few pics from a bunch of sites on on the link below to a forum I made check it out
Dale on 10/31/2005 2:42:14 PM
I think this is a great Car. I dont think its fair for anyone to not call it The Batmobile.
It's like Air Force One .... soon as the commander and chief gets in it weather or not its 727 or an ultra light ...It then becomes Air Force One. Same thing goes For the Batmobile in my eyes. Even if its some POS broken down car on the side of the road ....If he drives it then its the Batmobile. The car was put in the movie to be the Batmobile and seen as the Batmobile Just like any other Car made to be seen as the Batmobile became just that. I love it.
Dale on 10/31/2005 2:38:11 PM
Since the movie is called Batman BEGINS, I don't think Batman had time to design a sleek sports batcar. He used whatever was available at the time. Now as he goes on, he will have time to design a smaller, sleeker batmobile. Just food for thought for all you haters out there...

Oh yeah, it's a MOVIE. The car could be alive if the director wanted it to be. This IS a real vehicle, though. It DID run, the driver DID drive it. I bet you were the guys bitching and moaning in the movie theater about how unrealistic it was. So unless you actually designed it, I'd just enjoy the movie. Or in other words, STFU.

I'd love to hear what you all think about Wolverine's Adamantium plating and give reasons why it would be difficult for him to bear all that weight. But isn't he just an actor in a movie?...

Geez who takes the time to rationalize why things couldn't happen in a MOVIE. Specifically a movie that's based on FICTION....
Alfred on 10/29/2005 9:16:04 PM
The tumbler is the best Batmobile. Good on film, Better in real life. saw it when they where filming Top gear.

Eddie on 10/28/2005 4:16:45 PM
I think the tumbler is the best bat mobile ever. In batman forever the bat mobile scales a wall via cable while the bad guys crash below, unbelievable. The previous batmobiles look like like they where designed by "Pimp my ride". In Batman begins, the tumbler crushes police cars, rams through barricades and travels across Gotham roof tops, believable. Batman begins steps away from the campy storylines and ventures on a believable true life story of Bruce Wayne. From Bruce Wayne to the Tumbler, excellent movie, awesome car. If I have to rate the bat mobiles or compare- = Saturday morning cartoons (kid Stuff)

= Bad to the bone

Batmike on 10/28/2005 1:24:00 AM
No, Wayne enterprises didn’t actually build it – it was built by the prop guys !!!

But the fact is, that’s the new storyline – not the way it was originally written (in the comic books). So you ask “Why would he waste his time “doing his car up in the first film”. Well for one thing, not to be identified as Bruce Wayne !!! Sure, it’s suppose to be an “abandoned project for the military” – but what of all the engineers that worked on the design and would instantly recognize the car ? Oh yeah, he painted it black. Nobody will recognize it now !

As for the exposed tires – yes, great for driving up – less for ramming into anything and even less when someone is shooting at them…

Ugly thing anyway.

Keaton Batmobile rocks !!!
Batfan on 10/27/2005 11:57:24 PM
Holy Crap you guys can drone on....
The low-down is that the Tumbler rocks as it is. As a concept car it needs a little work for Batman's needs, but I would certainly pay 4 M. for the second gen. of this beauty (finances pending). As for Keaton and Clooney's cars (wasn't there someone else too? not even mentioning the classical 60's car in this debate) are like slick pimps and if they passed me on the highway or street I would go "Cool". The Tumbler would make me go "HOLY SHIT, WHAT THE $#&^% WAS THAT" and then crash my car. If I wanted a total gadget car I would take a Bond car or the classic American ones from Triple X. P.S.: The batmobile is a car, if your going to put wings on it, it should fly. You wouldn't need an aditional "jet glider" or a winch to pull your car up the side of buildings.

2-60's design
3 & 4-both nice but eye candy fairyland cars (sorry ardent fans)

"But that's just my opinion."
One_time_virgin on 10/27/2005 3:59:08 AM
The Tumbler rocks some socks! And for all of you moaning that it dosent look like a 'batmobile' here's somthing for you... Did you ever think that 'Batman' would waste time doing his car up in the first film? While he's rather trying to astablish himself in the city? Maybe he'll have time to do his car up in the second film.... Stop moaning. If that thing came up behind you and started to roar you'ed shit your pants and move out the way!
Flapper on 10/26/2005 8:06:13 PM
You guys ripping this car.... think about this..

of course it's ugly. he din't build it. wayne enterprises built it for the military, not for batman. I think he bought it AS IS because he knew it would suffice, why would he put so much time and effert into something that already meets his needs??

Time and effort into his costume, well, thats a given. it's his persona, his car, gets him around.

and about the exposed tires, i work on custom made off road vehicles, and alot of them have exposed from tires... it allows for better grip and torstion while driving up, over ledges.
anonymous on 10/26/2005 8:47:11 AM
by far the most "monsterous" of all the batmobiles. it took awhile for me to get used to it, but i really like it now. especially after seeing it in action.
anonymous on 10/25/2005 7:15:44 PM
When I first saw pictures of the tumbler (before the movie came out), I thought "Oh no - they're not serious ! They just put a "Bat jet burner" on a fukin ATV !!!" I hated it. Then I saw the movie. Wow, this thing rocks !!!

It's still butt ugly, but it's badass for sure ! I agree it's definitely the most realistic of all the Batmobiles as far as FUNCTION (except for those exposed tires that stick out the front), but it lacks "Bat design". I mean, if all this is only about function, why is Bruce Wayne still wearing a "Bat costume" ???

The Batmobile should LOOK like a bat design just like the "Batman" is identified by his BAT costume !

That's why the Keaton Batmobile is the best of them all. It's badass AND it's a real "Bat design"...
Batfan on 10/24/2005 5:25:54 PM
Batman Begins is the best Batman movie made, and the car blows the other one's away.
Batman on 10/23/2005 8:46:10 PM
The Tumbler was very badass and is more practical for what batman needs to get done. The stealth mode would definentaly come in handy like it did in the film and the armor, ruggedness and rockets, well.... you know. However, the Keaton car is "The Batmobile". When you say "Batmobile" you think of keatons. It's a just a classic.
g_burly on 10/21/2005 6:08:44 PM
The tumbler doesn't do Batman justice. It does not look like a batmobile at all. Looks more like racecar actually. Bterr yet, the vehicle of the future.

It is the WORST Batmobile I've seen.
The orginal from the 60's is cool.
The keaton & Clooney are both the correct design BUT as for the tumbler, no dice. The designers should have kept the design from the last 4 Btman movies.
The Tumbler literly destroys the concept of the
Batmobile !!!

scrooge on 10/18/2005 8:25:47 PM
One thing that nobody on this page mentions is that in the comic book series the Dark Knight Returns the batmobile was a tank. This movie actually follows the future storyline. Batman chuckles to himself remembering that Dick Grayson referred to the tank as "the Batmobile". I know a lot of the people on this thread are too young to have read these books, but if you can locate the graphic novel compilation of the books, you won't be sorry. It is undoubtably some of the best Batman stories ever written.
Killer Klown on 10/18/2005 1:21:05 PM
What in sam hill!!! batman drives a tank now! the prototype has a cool paint scheme and i do have to say this car does kick ass (maybe the army needs a couple o'these babies in iraq!)i still think the 89 car is still a few notches above the competition but i still like this car too!
batman_the_dark_knight_of_gotham on 9/29/2005 12:30:46 AM
MICHAEL KEATON WAS HANDS DOWN THE ONLY BATMAN WITH THE ONLY BATMOBILE TO EVER MEAN SOMETHING! THIS IS NOT A BATMOBILE, this is mobile infantry state of the art concept crazy vehicle. don't get me wrong, this "batmobile" is cool--compared to the drawing board it came from! ahahaha! pretty tight, not for batman though, he needs a mean coup corvette till the day he dies.
i loved the story line for batman begins, for years i have always wondered how batman became what he is and who makes his toys? it cant be just alfred. it seems like such a novel thing to see how batman became through martial arts, takes place in Russia and Nepal in buddhist temples, crazy great shit
Mooch on 9/26/2005 7:26:12 PM
After all this time they have finally made a dark knights vehicle that means business . I hope that the next movie in the saga that they (suits) don't mess with the vehicle imagine if you saw this comming up to you in your rear view mirror let these suits know that we mean business and don't mess with the vehicle and concentrate on a solid screenplay !!
rageim on 8/27/2005 5:24:42 AM
I just want to know how do you go about painting the gold assembles on the die cast model of the tumbler that has just been rleased. send replies to my email adress jamesorjordan
J. Rogers on 8/16/2005 12:22:21 AM
Hey "Me",

If you bother to read the postings, you will note that I am responding to someone elses assertations that the Tumbler was bogus. I liked the movie, I liked the Tumbler, and I am a little bit of an expert, granted not in Batmobile's. In fact, my entire post was FOR the Tumbler and the movie.

In other words, go fuck yourself. Read a little before making stupid accusations.
NiccoHel on 8/3/2005 3:01:09 PM
What are those flaps on the top? Solar panals?
anonymous on 7/30/2005 9:55:15 AM
It's me again. If you go to and search for "How The Batmobile Works" you will see the real reasons why this was the car of choice. Why couldn't those cops hear the batmobile in stealth mode? Electric engine.
Alfred on 7/30/2005 9:55:15 AM
The RC Tumbler is prety awesome as well!
Tim on 7/29/2005 3:16:15 AM
The tumbler rocks in every aspect over the previous cars in terms of practicality. But I think it needs more weaponry, dual machine guns aren't much these days. Not to mention that took down a bridge support! It needs some rocket launchers, maybe caltrop dispensers (great for irritating police cars), smoke screens, EMP disrupters, maybe even the stealth-coating (like James Bond) to render the car completely invisible, run-flat tires, night Vision HUDs, active laser-guided cruise control and a fully-automated auto-drive system.

Now we're talking...
FX on 7/21/2005 3:10:43 AM
as a quick sidenote: I do agree with you on the front tires... And yes, I know the newspaper clipping and the specs say "thrust-vectoring", but if you look at the nozzle, you can see that it clearly isn't. You just need to remember, the news media is full of morons. Just listen to the questions the reporters ask next time there is a car chase on TV...
niccohel on 7/19/2005 4:35:13 PM
Hey, anonymous with all the specs,

What are you going on about? I don't get some of the "facts" you are citing in relation to the Tumbler.

First off, "2.5 tons = 5000 lb, big deal." Yeah, and? Who made a big deal out of its weight in the first place? Considering what the "slime-ball" contractor's intentions were for the Tumbler, a Duece-and-a-1/2 sized vehicle might be a tad too heavy to jump... very much at all.

About the engine, I believe Tugboat pointed out that the turbine isn't the primary power source. Instead, a 350CI Chevy is used to push the Tumbler. Last I checked, thats a fairly heavy-on-the-horsepower motor. Since they actually built a Tumbler for the movie (I believe the performance specs are listed on this site now), and it performed better than many commercially available vehicles... well, you get the idea.

As for the flaps, if you can call them that, its not as if flight control surfaces are especially weighty. Carbon Fiber anyone? Light and strong? Oh, and the thrust vectoring: um, sorry to disappoint you, but those aren't thrust vectoring nozzles on the back of the turbine.

Also, what tail hook? This isn't an aircraft carrier based vehicle. It has no need for a tailhook. I don't recall anyone mentioning it either, but I might be wrong. Please, correct me if I'm wrong. Think of this thing as a very, very, very, very beefed-up sand rail. Those things fly through the air all the time at sand dunes. Nary a one has a tail hook. The Tumbler is a little slower and heavier, but its the same idea.

The least physically realistic item on this Tumbler is the seat-position changing... thing. Yeah, landing a jump on your butt is a lot more dangerous than on your stomach, but military aircraft take hard landings all the time. Those pilots only have a parachute under their bums and the strut of the nose gear (still fairly stiff) to cushion the impact. I think a more viable idea would have been to have a motorcycle style "seat" arrangment from the
niccohel on 7/19/2005 4:28:56 PM
is anyone going to be selling plastic car kits? how much would they go for?
Justin on 7/17/2005 6:38:09 PM
Does anyone know what brand of wheels were used on the front and rear wheels? I know that the tires are Interco Super Swampers (rear) and Hossier (Checkerboard Tread) Racing Tires (front). I think the front wheels could be American Racing and they look like the AR-767 (Series 767) model they make. But Im not sure. I would appreciate any info :) Email me:

*Although I love the Keaton Car, TheTumbler eats the Keaton car for breakfast*
Markus on 7/13/2005 8:32:07 PM
If someone has high quality tumblersounds of this 'bad'-car, tell me, tell me so badly.

Oh I specially like the dodging of this mobile.

Again, so awesome
exocific on 7/10/2005 3:40:27 PM
Does anyone has some video footage of the scale model. See link

I would like to see it in action before I buy it.

Awesome car
Exocific on 7/10/2005 3:35:27 PM
People complain about this car, saying "It's ugly!" and "It looks nothing like a bat!" While true, I found the whole idea of a long, flashy car to be unsuitable for dodging cars and chasing criminals. A shorter, more agile car (like a Chevy Impala, which police use) would be more suitable.

The other Batman cars are built for roads, not wilderness, which gives the Tumbler a nod for adaptability. Plus it's armored and has weapons.

It is a car designed to crush, kill and destroy.
Darren Berquist on 7/2/2005 1:43:46 PM
Well the car is real, its top speed is 110 its been to 90, it is fitted with real arms and if they had a license for would fire them. The jet on the back is functional the the car does jump quite easily indeed.
anonymous on 6/30/2005 6:56:19 PM
Well I would have to agree with all of you on the fact that The Tumbler really is one of the best Batman cars, that have up to date come out on movies. I would disagree with anonymous on the fact that the Tumbler has some bad fetures. Lets think about it why would the vehicle need armor when its traveling at 110mph, which by the way is the estimated top speed of the real vehicle. heres the scale of the best Batmobile to the worst.
Batman on 6/28/2005 3:45:51 PM
The tumbler (batmobile) plastic kit is very good.dont miss it.
jerry on 6/28/2005 7:56:42 AM
i want one! i have a knight rider replica and want the tumbler in the worst way.
kage88 on 6/28/2005 1:41:25 AM
I'd have to agree with the most of you. I liked the original better, but this is definitely the beast of the bunch. And to anonymous with the specs. It sounds like you might've some vehicle engineering. Anyways. I think it'll build towards the earlier models nicely. I mean hell they have to start off somewhere. I never really like the Clooney or Kilmer vehicles. Too much wing. Too much glitter. I mean damn how are you going to sneak up on something lit up like a freakin' Christmas Tree!!!! Damn that disco era. I think that's enough for now.
dedarmyant on 6/27/2005 3:59:18 PM
Does anybody know of a 1/24-5 plastic scale model in the works?
Why that jap company did theirs in 1/35th scale is completly beyond me. Those of us who build have Batmobile collections in all the same scale, 1/24-5. I have 9 in mine and don't want a 1/35 scale tumbler, needs to be 1/24. or 1/25.
Come on Revell/Monogram, get on it.
Allan31 on 6/27/2005 12:09:16 PM
I've seen the movie and when I saw this thing in action it rocked, I like keatons batmobile but I'd prefer to have this one. You'd scare the bad guys into submission, If a saw this coming towards me i'd crap my pants.
Kombiman83 on 6/27/2005 8:38:46 AM
man it looks cool but not for batman batman's car has to be clean, fast, and sleek this is a bis clunky monster it would look better in a movie like X-Men of the punisher

1989 original is the best
anonymous on 6/26/2005 8:36:39 PM
it does look cool.

however,i think it destroys the original concept of the batcar into pieces.

think about the long nose of the car in ALL the previous batman movies and series and even the comic books.

dont get me wrong, i like the tumbler, but i think an original concept would have been better
newlazarus on 6/26/2005 6:16:15 PM
I love this car and I wan't one. they should do a kit version and you could shove a larder engine in it lol.

Love it, desperately wan't one
Gogsnik on 6/25/2005 3:53:09 PM
hey they updated the clooney and kilmer car sections.
They don't look as bad as this one.
anonymous on 6/24/2005 1:05:56 PM
the new bat car costs abouut £1.7 million to buils and can jump vertically 6 feet and when traveling at its top speed 220mph it can jump over 40 feet
anonymous on 6/24/2005 4:51:50 AM
Where does the replica line start? I'm interested in buying one.
splinter on 6/20/2005 9:23:36 PM
The car is cool. It looks like a weapon of choice.

Let's forget about imaginary car engineering for a moment and look at the social engineernig going on here. This car is trying to make stealth technology and uber-arms manufacturing for domestic use look normal, even fashionable.

Very soon a car won't be acceptable on the American market unless it can slip underneath the neighbours radar and take a few hits from their RPG emplacements. This adds to the whole escalation thing, 'cause you just know the neighbours are going to do some research on what gets through the active armour and then...
anonymous on 6/20/2005 4:44:20 AM
To the genius who dissected the Tumbler....
Did you actually go see the movie? The Tumbler is NOT running either a diesel, nor a jet turbine for normal means of propulsion. It sounds like a big-block gasoline engine, no hint of turbo whine.

The jet part is as hokey as the other batmobiles, and is used only for jumping, or a big boost.
Tugboat on 6/19/2005 5:55:13 PM
Since this was designed for the military, I have to assume Wayne Enterprises is a slime-ball contractor. So let's analyze this slime ball contractor's proposed vehicle:

2.5 tons = 5000 lb, big deal. That's considered a light tactical vehicle, same category as the HMMWV. The medium and heavy trucks are in the 10k to 30k lb range.

Hoosier race tires, big woop. No one uses them anymore in mainstream racing. You better get some rain tires at the minimum, drag slicks are useless on the road.

Jet burner? Did he mean a gas turbine based jet engine? Which sucks gas like no tommorrow? Where is the fuel tank? How large is the fuel tank? 20 gallons? 40 gallons? 100 gallons?

Everything else looks cool but:
Axle-less front end with conventional single axle rear end = RWD, plain and simple. What's the big deal about this setup? In the movie it was running over cop cars and stuff... SO what happens when the rear end somehow gets lifted up? It gets stuck and is easy prey for RPGs. There's not much ground clearance so as soon as it hits a small vehicle or object it will lose traction for just a tad.

Assuming it is running a spool or Detroit Locker, then if one rear wheel gets lifted up, it can still go to a certain extent. Otherwise, if it has a viscous coupling limited slip differential or a torsen differential, it may run into problems.

Oh yeah, what about armor? It weighs 5000 lb. Most of that weight is probably the main powerplant (diesel no doubt) and the gas turbine jet engine, the 100 gallon fuel tank, the machine guns, the ammunition, the ammunition storage, landing hook, flaps, thrust vectoring assembly, wheels, etc... leaving hardly any room for steel or aluminum armor or ballistic glass necessary to stop 14.5mm bullets or even 12.5 mm bullets.

You're looking at a realistic weight spec of around 8 tons.

I'd also add 4x4 at the bare minimum, with side skirts to prevent tire blowouts from small arms fire, ballistic glass, 1" aluminum armor, and proba
anonymous on 6/17/2005 6:20:33 PM

woo batmobiles

tumbler is definately the most beastly, i think it could take down teh others. look at it its like a tank
anonymous on 6/16/2005 9:21:11 PM
Can this tumbler be considered as a true Batmobile?
anonymous on 6/10/2005 12:05:47 PM
People say its stupid looking but i think its awesome! course nothing like returns!
Tim on 6/9/2005 4:22:53 AM
thank Tumbler is hotist of the batmobles i want one
mike brown on 6/8/2005 8:29:09 PM
When can we seem Batman Begins Tumbler Replica?

anonymous on 6/6/2005 6:17:40 PM
Don't you mean this?
anonymous on 6/4/2005 6:22:48 AM

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