The Batman Forever batmobile marked the directorial entry of Joel Scumacher into the franchise who wanted to take the film in a more comic direction for younger viewers and away from the dark Gothic style of the first 2 movies.
This Batmobile was the first of two by production designer Barbara Ling. The car was given a cartoon style with huge fins on the roof and rear wings, it also had light up panels beneath what appeared to be ribs.
The car had a couple of unique features, such as being able to rotate its wheels through 90 degrees so that it could move in a perpendicular direction, it also featured grappling hooks that were fired upwards to allow the car to drive up the sides of buildings.
The car did not last too long in the movie itself, with the Joker dropping a sack full of explosives in the cockpit.