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The Supreme Court declined to hear a case to decide whether the Batmobile has copyright protection, which upholds an appeals court ruling that it does. You need DC Comics' permission to sell the Caped Crusader's ride.


If there's one thing nerds love more than obscure factoids, it's the thrill of a good argument. MSN has set out to settle one of comic bookdom's quintessential questions by attempting to discern whether the 1989 Batmobile is quicker than its 1966 predecessor. While we'd love nothing better to see the atomic-powered sire do battle with its jet-powered offspring, we'll just have to make due with a couple of replicas. In this case, the '89 gets its power from a carbureted Chevrolet small block with

Click above for more images of the Batmobile, circa 1989