Year of release: 2008
The car: A menacing black Lamborghini Murcielago LP640. Just the sort of car Batman should drive.
Why it’s special: What else would Batman drive? The gullwinged Murcielago is on the same wavelength as its keeper.
Best bit: It’s hard not to squirm when Bale writes off the Lambo...
Pub fact: They closed down 15 blocks in Chicago to film the chase sequence. Lamborghini lent the film crew three Murcielagos – one of which was smashed up in the making of the film.
Plot overview: Batman (Bale) hopes to hang up his cape and hand over crime-fighting duties to District Attorney Harvey Dent (Eckhart). But the arrival of clown-faced master criminal The Joker (Ledger) forces the masked vigilante to question everything he stands for. Ledger’s performance is monumental, but The Dark Knight lives up to it. Nolan cements his position as Hollywood’s premier purveyor of blockbuster smarts – and the Batbike is kinda cool, too.
For: We’d feel at home in Gotham City in a Murcielago.
Against: We’d have liked more V12 soundtrack please.
CAR verdict: Lovely Lambo, but the Batpod is equally intriguing.
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