If you’re a superhero geek who also happens to write about cars, you’d know it’s impossible not to associate superheroes with cars. So here is our take on what cars our superheroes from Justice League would be should they be transmogrified into four-wheeled beings. Don’t expect your favorite Toyotas or Fords, though. We’re talking superheroes here. So…supercars, duh..
Wonder Woman = LaFerrari
Breathtakingly gorgeous. Incredibly powerful. Impossibly fast. These descriptions apply to Wonder Woman. And they apply equal well to Ferrari. But why the LaFerrari? Because as a hybrid, the 350-kph LaFerrari is a hypercar with a conscience and a special connection with Mother Earth—much like our beloved superhero from the Amazon. We can’t have an Amazonian princess being symbolized by a gas-guzzler, can we? And since Diana Prince drives a Mercedes-Benz convertible in Justice League, we’d spring for the Aperta (top-down) version of the LaFerrari.
Batman = Lamborghini Urus
Sure, Batman drives (and flies) any number of Batmobiles and Batplanes. They’re usually heavily armored high-speed projectiles with lethal firepower. We’ve also seen Bruce Wayne drive a Jeep Renegade in Justice League director Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and a Lamborghini Murcielago (murcielago is “bat” in Spanish) and Aventador in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy. Hmm, the caped crusader seems to like SUVs and Lambos (although he drives a Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept car in JL). Ergo, a Lamborghini Urus should do just fine, Alfred.
Lamborghini’s first new SUV in many years (the company stopped production of the Hummer-like Countach V12-powered LM002 25 years ago) is state-of-the-art as far as supercars (and super SUVs) go. Its svelte four-seat body is made of carbon fiber and its propulsion comes from a mighty 650hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8. It’ll even be available with a hybrid system, but we doubt Master Wayne will care much about that.
The Flash = Lotus Evora GT430 Sport
Barry Allen’s lighting-fast alter ego might not have super-strength, x-ray or heat vision, nor wield fancy gadgets or weaponry, but his sheer speed more than makes up for this. This reminds us so much of a Lotus. It’s small and lightweight, and with a relatively small, low-powered engine—at least compared to most supercars—it can still embarrass many of its much more powerful (and vastly more expensive) four-wheeled compatriots on the street or on the track. But why the Lotus Evora GT430 Sport? Simple. It’s the fastest Lotus ever built. With 424hp on tap, it flashes from 0 to 100km/h in a mere 3.6 seconds—on the way to a heady 315km/h top speed.
Cyborg = Tesla Model X
Cyborg is half-man, half-machine. His powers include a genius-level IQ, super strength, stamina, speed, and flight. Plus the ability to interface with any machine. But it’s his electronics-heavy being that defines him. So what better car to embody this bionic superhero than a Tesla? And since Cyborg in the flesh (make that in the morphing smart-metal) looks like a 350-pound linebacker, we figure he’d best be personified by the cutting-edge Tesla Model X, an all-electric SUV that can travel close to 500 kilometers on a single charge and rocket from 0 to 100km/h in just 2.9 seconds. It’s nothing less than the quickest SUV on the planet. And with seating for seven adults, it can fit the whole Justice League in its spacious, connectivity-enhanced cabin.
Aquaman = Maserati Levante
There are several obscure or one-off amphibious vehicles that can be associated with Aquaman. But they’re too quirky and unreliable to be bestowed with superhero status. Enter the Maserati Levante. It may not look as buff as Jason Momoa, but it’s got curves and bulges in all the right places. It’s so capable on any formidable terrain or weather condition, it can practically bring you all the way to Atlantis. Still, you may be wondering why we picked the Levante when other high-end SUVs are equally capable. Well, just look at the Maserati’s front end and you’ll see why: a magnificent trident (it’s not a pitchfork, Bruce), much like what Aquaman wields to blast his enemies.