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GM rumoured to be designing new Batmobile

It leaked that GM's design studio has been tasked with designing Batman's new wheels in next year's blockbuster movie, with further speculation it's based on an old Cadillac concept car.

GM to design the new Batmobile

The Batman movie franchise is known for its cutting-edge gadgets and especially the vehicles, with a starring role always reserved for the Dark Knight's ride, the Batmobile.

A new rumour has surfaced about the Batmobile in 2015's Batman Vs. Superman. Fansite Batman-on-Film.com says that the task of designing the superhero's new car has been awarded to General Motors.

The site says one of its reporters, "Dr. Detroit," was given an exclusive scoop on what's happening inside the GM Advanced Design Studio in North Hollywood.

The team behind the new Batmobile is reportedly the same one that built the vehicles for the upcoming Transformers 4 movie, including the Bumblebee Camaro.

As of about a month ago, the new Batmobile was still in the design phase, with pictures on the wall and nothing more.

However, the vehicle is apparently adopting an all-new design language, and it will "definitely NOT have a military look like the Tumbler."

Furthermore, an old Cadillac will supposedly be featured in the film, causing many to speculate if Batman's new car will be based on the boxy badge.

Dr. Detroit adds, "When I remarked to my source that the Cadillac Sixteen concept car from a few years back looked a lot like a Batmobile, he stayed mum."

He continues to guess at possible iterations based on Cadillac concept designs from the 1960s and 70s; think long lines and big wings.

Interestingly, he notes that when the very first Batman serial debuted in 1943, Bruce Wayne's daily car was a Cadillac convertible. When driven with the top down, he was Bruce Wayne normal car, but when that top went up, it became the Batmobile.

Maybe this 2015 version will be a nod back to the original, a sort of "easter egg to the 1943 serial?"

We'll find out when the movie hits theatres on July 17, 2015.

 

 

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