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Pininfarina teams up with Warner Brothers for Batman-inspired hypercars

  • Pininfarina creates bespoke hypercars with inspiration from Batman
  • The Dark Knight and Gotham use a 120kWh lithium-ion battery pack and produce 1,926bhp
  • Models expected to cost more than £2m each

Time 10:24 am, May 2, 2024

Legendary car designer Pininfarina has teamed up with Warner Brothers to create two hypercars inspired by one of the world’s most famous superheroes.

The firm has worked alongside Wayne Enterprises –  a luxury brand created by Warner Brothers – to build the Dark Knight and Gotham models.

The pair of bespoke hypercars have been inspired by DC’s Bruce Wayne, the civilian persona of the superhero Batman, and feature several nods to the Caped Crusader.

Both cars are powered by a 120kWh lithium-ion battery pack mated to four electric motors that produce 1,926bhp and can do 0-60mph in less than two seconds.

The Gotham features 20-inch wheels on the front and 21-inch ones on the rear. (Credit: Automobili Pininfarina)

The Dark Knight model features black Alcantara and black leather upholstery, with a unique black and gold dual-tone stitch contrast. On the exterior, it features ceramic-polished alloys, Nero Profondo gloss paint and a Nero Torino finished roof.

The Gotham incorporates tan leather and stitching as well as bespoke quilting. On the outside, the car features 20-inch front alloy wheels and 21-inch ones on the rear as well as Argento Vittorio gloss paint and Nero Torino paint for the roof.

The brand’s ‘F’ logo is also back-lit and made of brushed and polished aluminium.

Both models come with 1,926bhp and can do 0-60mph in less than two seconds. (Credit: Automobili Pininfarina)

Dave Amantea, chief design officer at Automobili Pininfarina, said: ‘Designing an all-electric hypercar inspired by Bruce Wayne is a dream assignment for our team, giving them creative freedom to place themselves into the imagination of someone so iconic.

‘These two exclusive specifications for our two hypercars represent the ultimate vehicles for the man behind the most famous mask in the world.’

Pininfarina hasn’t announced how much the two cars will cost but they are expected to eclipse the £2m outlay required for a standard Pininfarina Battista.

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Jack joined the Car Dealer team in 2021 as a staff writer. He previously worked as a national newspaper journalist for BNPS Press Agency. He has provided news and motoring stories for a number of national publications including The Sun, The Times and The Daily Mirror.

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