As often as Bruce Wayne has to stop to put gas in his Lamborghini, it’s amazing he has time left for crime fighting.
His daily commute, as depicted in “The Dark Knight Rises”, can easily be 12,000 miles or more. When Mr. Wayne wheels his Lamborghini Aventador out of his driveway at Wayne Manor, it’s about 3,500 miles to his offices at Wayne Enterprises in Gotham City.
Google maps is unable to calculate the actual driving distance between Wayne Manor and Gotham, or Mr. Wayne’s likely route. But there better be plenty of gas stations along the way, because his Lambo only gets, on average, about 13 miles per gallon. The EPA estimates the Aventador’s 23.5-gallon gas tank will need to be refilled with premium unleaded every 278 miles.
If he needs to “step on it” to get to the office or some other trouble spot that needs his attention quickly, the Lambo’s top speed of 217 m.p.h. would come in handy. But at that speed, the Aventador will blow through an entire tank of full in just eight minutes. That’s good for a cruising range of, um, 16 miles.
And if, before returning home, Mr. Wayne wants to stop off for dinner, a charity function or a masquerade ball – as for instance he did in “The Dark Knight Rises” – it’s another 2,600 miles.
If his Aventador gets impounded, as it does in TDKR, he would have to travel another 6,000 miles to the Gotham Police Department lockup to get it released.
Yes, based on the movie, that really is Mr. Wayne’s daily commute!
That’s because Wayne Manor is actually Wollaton Hall in Nottingham, England. After he whips out of his driveway, it is somewhat astonishing to see him pulling up a short time later in front of the entrance to Trump Tower at 725 Fifth Ave. in Midtown Manhattan.
The party he subsequently attends with Catwoman Selina Kyle was at the Millennium Biltmore at 506 S. Grand Ave. in L.A.
His Grigio Anteras Metallic Aventador was seen being towed away in both L.A. and N.Y.C. (Mr. Wayne does have two of them, by the way.) To reclaim from impound, check with the Gotham Police Department, located in the Farmiloe Bldg., 34 St. John St., in London.
What a full day! And still he arrived home with enough energy to want to putter around with some of his hobbies in his basement.
Fascinating – isn’t it? – the extent to which you can distort reality, with the help of some cameras and a film-editing machine.
July 24, 2012