The Batmobile was the main mode of transportation for Batman that has been redesigned and rebuilt over the years.
Not much is known about Bruce Wayne's early Batmobile. Due to mechanical trouble, he was forced to abandon it and had a more robust vehicle designed and built by Earl Cooper, an out-of-work automobile designer with a reputation as a troublemaker in the industry.
Second Batmoblie & Third Batmobile
Earl Cooper designed and built a new Batmobile (inspired by a vehicle of similar design Bruce saw at the Gotham's World's Fair during a date with Andrea Beaumont) that included such items as a turbine jet, grappling hook, ejection seats, on-board navigation and computer with video uplink, oil slick and caltrops. Batman had two vehicles with this design:
- The first was destroyed by Penguin.
- The second was built after Penguin's defeat with several upgrades.
In Bruce's old age, he would ride in a limo whose front end bore an uncanny resemblance to the second Batmobile, most notably the split window and the front fascia, although the Batmobile's fascia was rotated upside-down on the limo. In an alternate timeline, resistance leader Bruce Wayne had a very similar attack vehicle to the Second Batmoblie/Third Batmoblie.
The fourth Batmobile design was completely different from the previous ones. In addition to being used by Batman, it was also driven by Batgirl at times and served Batman through his involvement with the Justice League.
In the mid to late 21st century, the fifth Batmobile was a flying vehicle (as vehicles during that time can fly) that was the main transportation for Batman (Terry McGinnis). This new Batmobile would incorporate a similar or greater range of gadgetry as previous Batmobiles and preclude the need for the Batwing. It could project a hologram of an ordinary vehicle over itself to avoid suspicion, camouflage itself in similar fashion to Terry's Batsuit, and can be operated by Terry's suit. Its top speed is said to be Mach 3.