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Bruce Wayne's Car in Justice League Was a One-of-a-Kind Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz crafted an original, one-of-a-kind car for Ben Affleck's Bruce Wayne in the recently released Justice League movie.

Article Summary

  • Bruce Wayne drove a custom Mercedes-Benz in Justice League.
  • Mercedes partnered with DC, creating a cars for Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince.
  • The one-of-a-kind vehicle draws inspiration from the SLS AMG and Batmobile.
  • Fans can explore the Mercedes-Benz and Justice League partnership on Instagram.

The Justice League film had something unique, more than the normal costumes and weapons: a custom-built Mercedes-Benz. In a deal with the car company to include two of their vehicles in the film, one being the E-Class convertible driven by Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), the other was a one-of-a-kind Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo created specifically for the film by the car company. Bruce Wayne's (Ben Affleck) gull-winged car he picked up Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) in wouldn't even be considered street legal because of the tires used.


Bruce Wayne's Car in Justice League Was a One-of-a-Kind Mercedes-Benz
The Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo celebrated its world premiere during the opening of the new Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Center in Sunnyvale, California in November 2013. Copyright: Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Pictures; JUSTICE LEAGUE and all related characters and elements TM & © DC and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

As part of the deal, Mercedes made the car and DC made a series of comics featuring both vehicles that were then released to fan through Instagram. The video below talks about the creation of the BGT, the deal between the two companies, and using the social media platform to release the comics.

Or as they put it:

Flying is great, but sometimes, you want to get around with some style. Enter Mercedes-Benz, who provided two remarkable cars for the Justice League. In this behind-the-scenes clip, we look into this unique partnership, which includes some heroic customization and a motion comic set in the world of the film.

The Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo was initially created for the video game Gran Turismo 6, its unique design drew inspiration from various sources including the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Formula One cars, the Batmobile, the classic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, 1930s racing cars, and other Mercedes-AMG models. Despite not being officially launched as a series by Daimler AG, J&S Worldwide Holdings in the U.S. expressed intentions to produce a limited run of five such cars. The car was first unveiled at the 2013 LA Auto Show. It features a lightweight frame made of aluminum and a carbon fiber body, and it's equipped with a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter M157 AMG V8 engine, producing 580 horsepower. The car's weight is around 1,385 kg.

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Dan WicklineAbout Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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