Marvel vs DC - Which Cars Are More Iconic?

Apple versus Android, Coca-Cola versus Pepsi, and Nike versus Adidas are just some of life's great battles. And then there's DC versus Marvel. Whether you're Marvel-mad or die-hard DC, there's no denying that both comic universes have given us some truly spectacular comics and films. But you know what else both do really well? Vehicles. So, let's buckle up and see which ones leave the biggest tyre marks on our comic-loving hearts.

Marvel's Magnificent Machines

The Marvel universe has brought us the likes of Spider-Man, Thor and Iron Man. But it's not just the superpowers we're interested in today – it's the supercars. And boy, oh boy, has Marvel given us a few beauties over the years. 

Tony Stark's Audi R8 (Iron Man)

Tony Star getting out of his silver Audi R8

When Iron Man isn't suiting up, he can be seen driving a fancy whip or two. And first up on our list is the flashy Audi R8, owned by none other than Tony Stark. Now, we all know Tony's got a penchant for the finer things in life, and his choice of motor is no exception. This sleek, high-performance machine is as cutting-edge as Stark himself, and it just screams 'billionaire superhero'. Who wouldn't want to take this beauty for a spin?

The S.H.I.E.L.D. Flying Car (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D)

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D driving a red flying car

The TV show, The S.H.I.E.L.D didn't quite reach the dizzying heights as some of the spectacular Marvel movies, but they did have a flying car. And for us, that's a win. See, we don't have flying cars whizzing about in our daily lives yet, but they're certainly a staple in the Marvel Universe. The S.H.I.E.L.D Flying Car isn't your average vehicle, either. It's a symbol of the advanced technology and limitless imagination that makes Marvel so appealing. Of course, the fact that it can fly really helps. 

DC's Dynamic Drives

We've had a gander at Marvel. Now let's shift gears and take a peek at what DC's got to offer. If you're a fan of characters like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, you'll know that DC's not short on iconic vehicles to match its legendary superheroes, and there's only one place to start.

The Batmobile (Batman)

Batmobile from "The Batman" movie parked in front of promotional signage

What vehicle could be more iconic than Batman's trusty ride? The Batmobile isn't just a car – it's practically a weapon on wheels, packed to the brim with gadgets that help the Dark Knight keep Gotham City safe from the baddies. No matter the iteration – be it the Tumbler or Robert Pattison's Dodge Charger– and whether it's racing through the streets or launching into the sky, the Batmobile is as versatile as it is formidable.

The Black Beauty (The Green Hornet)

The Black Beauty driving and firing its weapons

While The Green Hornet is a more obscure character, his car, the Black Beauty, is an icon. This sleek, modified Chrysler Imperial Crown is not just a car but a fully-equipped crime-fighting machine. Outfitted with an array of hidden weapons and defensive mechanisms like rocket launchers, smokescreens and even a scanner to track police signals, it's a classic example of DC's innovative vehicle designs.

The Verdict

So, which comic universe takes the crown for the most iconic vehicles? It's a tough call, isn't it? Whether you're a fan of Marvel's high-tech wonders or DC's gadget-loaded powerhouses, there's one thing we can all agree on: these vehicles are more than just modes of transport. They're an integral part of the stories we love – in game and video form – and add another layer of excitement and wonder to these already extraordinary universes. And, yeah, it's the Batmobile, isn't it? Like, it's totally the Batmobile. 


Whether it's the Batmobile tearing up the streets of Gotham or Tony Stark's Audi R8 flying down the motorway, these vehicles have become iconic symbols of our favourite comic universes. And while it's unlikely you buy Batman's set of wheels, there's no reason why you can't get your own special car. Get your budget with Carmoola in just 60 seconds and drive away in your very own super vehicle. 🏎️