Originally Posted by Mister Meddle
The original design looks appealing and the artist deserves a metal for designing that. IMO the problem with the original design is it focuses much more on style than anything else. I think a Batmobile should have SOME style but it should also look practical. The bulk of the Tumbler and the Keaton Batmobile gave the vehicles a powerful and intimidating look. To me, the original design doesn't look convincing as a combat vehicle nor does it look like a representation of Batman. It's too much on the sci fi/futuristic side.
this is true. but I think it's possible to alter the design without stripping away its most unique elements