Insuring the Batmobile - a Rough Estimate

Monday, 18 February 2013

We can’t really imagine Bruce Wayne or Truly Scrumptious filling in car insurance forms, but how much would these iconic fictional cars cost to insure? We make some rough estimates...

The Batmobile (Batman)

Any car that features an “attack mode”, measures over 15 feet and can go from 0-60 in 5.6 seconds is bound to get in more than its fair share of scrapes, and we’re willing to bet Batman lost his no-claims bonus many moons ago. Whilst the Batmobile is certainly kept securely in the Batcave, an elevated chance of rust could put a dent in Bruce Wayne’s insurance costs.

Estimated cost: Astronomical

The DeLorean (Back to the Future)

The DeLorean is a time machine capable of jumping through time like a mad TARDIS on wheels. The dangers of time travel are infinite, and the Doc would probably do well to have the car insured for multiple drivers, just in case Marty McFly takes it for a spin. The DeLorean is also subjected to extreme frost each time it travels through time, which can’t be good for its finish.

Estimated cost: Astronomical

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Apart from the fact that only a madman would consider driving in a vehicle that makes noises as alarming as the charming Chitty, we think this all-terrain vehicle would be pretty pricey to insure - after all, it’s a plane, boat and car all in one.

Estimated cost: Sky-high

KITT (Knight Rider)

KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand) is a self-aware, artificially intelligent automobile. KITT can self-steer and is plated with armour strong enough to resist damage from head-on collisions and weaponry - a definite insurance bonus! As KITT is such a sensitive soul, it would appear the car would take responsibility for itself, although it's certainly seen a few close calls in its time.

Estimated cost: Surprisingly reasonable

Brum

Brum wouldn’t have any trouble securing cheap car insurance to cover his adventures trundling around town. Apart from the fact that Brum is a highly responsible driver (max. speed = 30mph), the little car spends most of his time safe and sound in a motor museum. His daily jaunts keep him in good nick, and he's always kept away from the elements - so we reckon Brum still has his no-claims bonus firmly intact.

Estimated cost: Budget

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