George Barris designed the first real-world Batmobile in 1966. The Caped Crusader’s ride was an evolution of the 1955 Lincoln Futura show car. [Click here to see the missing link.] Barris’ design also held a hint of the Cadillac DeVille and the Screaming Chicken Trans-Am. Whatever its genesis, the flame-spouting Batmobile was a car. You know; a vehicle driven by people. In fact, the Batmobile’s bubble cockpit put the distinctly disarmed Dynamic Duo on display. Compare that to the vehicle above. The Dark Knight’s latest ride is a cross between a tarantula and an MRAP. More to the point, its point is plain to see: bow-mounted machine guns. Which reminds me . . . I can’t remember ever seeing Batman shoot a gun. So why is it OK for him to mount them on his car(s)? Just wonderin’.