Batman, 1989 & Batman Returns, 1992
Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman reboot was the movie event of the year, partly thanks to the director’s Gothic aesthetic. Genius production designer Anton Furst reimagined the Batmobile as a priapic hot rod, with a huge jet turbine front and centre, and air intakes for the afterburners. Sidemounted grappling hooks and a central spar enabled it to rotate through 180°, and the car could encase itself in full body armour. Forget that there were two Chevy Impala chassis welded together underneath.