When it comes to cars that played central roles in recent movies, the latest Batmobile from the most recent Christopher Nolan-directed films – a.k.a. the Tumbler – is easily the most badass of the bunch. It looks like the lovechild of an armored personnel carrier and a Lamborghini and, in the movies at least, is chock full of cool gadgets. Plus there’s not very much that can get in its way (at least not for very long).
Unfortunately, as it turns out, there’s only one working Tumbler here in the U.S., and we doubt it’s for sale at any price. However, the lone functioning Tumbler on this continent (and it is fully functional, minus Batman’s tools of the trade) recently made a visit to Jay Leno’s Garage, and America’s best-known car nut was able to chat with its handlers and got a chance to take it for a test drive. A very, very loud test drive.