We’ve never quite understood why, of all the American super heroes, Batman is widely regarded as the coolest.
This a man who can’t fly, jump or shoot anything from his hands, who furthermore dresses in a rubber suit with pointy bat ears, and hangs out with a guy who dresses like a robin red breast.
Then we remember: the gadgets. Batman is just a psychologically scarred middle aged man like the rest of us, except he spends millions and millions of pounds on gadgets.
The coolest of which, of course, is the Batmobile, particularly it’s post-Dark Knight Rises incarnation, the Tumbler.
And what is undoubtedly cool is that while Batman’s latex evening wear and ‘utility belt’ have long existed in various rubbish versions you can buy, the Batmobile Tumbler now is too, thanks to designers James Edition.
Costing a perfectly reasonable $1,000,000 (£600,000), the Tumbler has a few gadgets of its own. Not rockets and a self-drive mode, admittedly, but CD / DVD players, parking-assisting cameras and a Bluetooth stereo with iPod integration.
Spec wise it packs an eight-cylinder engine with reat-wheel drive, 44-inch tires with custom rims and I automatic and left-hand drive only.
Most remarkably of all, this is perfectly legal to drive on the roads. Probably because it’s lacked the aforementioned rockets.