Hot Wheels reveals 1/10-scale RC Batmobile

It’s a super-accurate, adult-oriented replica of The Dark Knight’s next ride



  • Features movie-accurate interior and exterior
  • Top speed between 20 and 24 km/h
  • Preorders to ship July 22

Hot Wheels has unveiled its newest remote-control car, a 50cm-long scale replica of the newest Batmobile – aimed squarely at adult collectors.

Officially dubbed ‘The Batman The Ultimate Batmobile’, it’s described on the Mattel Creations website as “what happened when our design team goes bat$#!+ insane on a project”.

The muscle car-inspired Batmobile will be driven by Robert Pattinson’s caped crusader in 2022’s The Batman, which is being touted as a dark and gritty version of the superhero’s early days.

The battery-powered Hot Wheels version features an accurate rear-wheel-drive layout and functional street suspension. There’s a complement of LED lights front and rear, including flame effects for the rocket-boosted twin-turbo V8, while a water mist effect helps recreate Gotham City’s dark atmosphere.

A fleshed-out interior includes light-up gauges, wiring and two detailed seats. Perhaps most impressive is the addition of a six-inch Batman figurine, which moves with the steering wheel and shifter based on driver input.

“Less toy and more detailed movie prop” – each model is packaged with a Bat Cave hoist to display the car, itself featuring LED-lit screens and a Bat-Signal projector.

According to Mattel Creations, The Ultimate Batmobile has a top speed of between 20 and 24km/h, with a runtime of 20-25 minutes per charge.

Preorders are open now, with a price tag of US$500 (AU$669). The first deliveries are expected to be shipped next July, after The Batman is released on March 3, 2022.

For those with a smaller budget, Lego is set to release a 45cm, 1360-piece model of the latest Batmobile on January 1, 2022.

Priced at AU$169.99, the Technic set boasts two electronic ‘light bricks’, functional steering and rear diff, opening doors and bonnet, and a spinning flame effect.