Batman is the ultimate master of gizmos, and since the TV series, the Batmobiles have been his ultimate gizmo.  Take a look at how the Batmobile has evolved in the past 50 years.

The Batmobile has morphed following the direction supercars and armored fighting vehicles (AFV) have taken.

Thanks to a site called Book My Garage for creating the following infographic.

As you’ll see Batman’s conveyance started modestly, but then grew weaponry and other superpowers to evade, maneuver and generally confound the brilliantly evil machinations of some of the best villains every created.

It should be pointed out that the fully optioned James Bond Aston Martin DB5 made its debut in the 1964 release of Goldfinger with its ejector seat, machine guns, a smoke screen, and tire slashers. So the weapon platform possibilities were already established for the debut of George Barris’ Batmobile for the 1966 TV series.