Gotham has meticulously followed Bruce Wayne’s gradual transformation into Batman over the course of its four seasons (along with establishing the Rogue’s Gallery that loves to hate him), but a certain something has been missing from the show… until now. Tonight, the series’ audience was introduced to a prototype version of the Batmobile, courtesy of Bruce’s ever-vigilant guardian, Alfred.
The Gotham Batmobile is a far cry from the often eccentric versions seen in the films, from Tim Burton’s elongated, wing-tipped design to the near-future militaristic outfitting of Christopher Nolan’s trilogy. Gotham’s Batmobile is more subdued (it is rather grounded as a Ford Mustang, after all), but not one to be underestimated.
As Alfred explains in the clip, the proto-Batmobile has a V8, 5L, 460-horsepower engine and is designed to be hard to discern at night thanks to a matte black, nonreflective finish. Also, you can shoot it with a gun a whole lot and not a scratch will be adorn its intimidating finish. It might be a somewhat subdued Batmobile, but it will certainly get the job done.
Airing Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox, Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth.