Life is full of great mysteries: What ancient alien species built the pyramids? If the sky was green instead of blue, how would you know where to stop mowing your lawn? And what kind of vehicle would Aquaman drive? Unfortunately for you, I don’t know the answers to those first two; fortunately, however, I can make up a pretty decent answer for that third one, and I have (you’ll have to keep reading to find out). Not content with just Aquaman; however, I’ve gone ahead and worked out the vehicles that numerous DC superheroes would drive, and I’m going to share my thoughts below – feel free to tell me just how wrong I am!
Superman – 2018 Honda CR-V
You might expect the proverbial Man of Steel to drive something truly remarkable, but I don’t think that’s the case. Any vehicle he owns would be driven by Clark Kent; the purpose of his secret identity as Kent is to blend in. The Honda CR-V is one of the most popular models on the road, and the grayscale colors (black, white, and grey) are the most common. So a white or gray Honda CR-V would be the perfect way to appear perfectly average.
Batman – 2022 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4
On the other end of the spectrum, however, we have Batman – his alter-ego serves a similar purpose but in a very different way. As Bruce Wayne, he needs to stand out, to seem like a billionaire playboy with more money than common sense. So he’s going to have the flashiest of flashy cars – I think the 2022 Lamborghini Countach fits that role exceedingly well with its $2.5 million price tag. The Dark Knight would get it in white to create a stark contrast from the car he really drives.
Aquaman – 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
My first instinct here was some kind of wild amphibious vehicle, but I don’t think that’s who he is. Since Aquaman’s upbringing was much more blue-collar, the Ford F-150 is ideal, and the all-electric Lightning model would be a great way to protect the oceans and sea life by not contributing to climate change. The Antimatter Blue exterior color option would be particularly appropriate – just picture Jason Momoa stepping out of this thing; I’ll give you a moment.
Wonder Woman – 1968 Alfa Romeo Spider
In lieu of some kind of experimental invisible car, I think Wonder Woman – especially as Diana – would want to make a bit of a scene. She’s all about strength and elegance, so a classic Alfa Romeo Spider convertible seems like the perfect fit. My guess is she’d go for a stunning red paint job, perhaps with a few touches of gold detailing just for fun. Going off the film version of the character, I could see her buying this as a new model and continuing to own it and keep it in great shape for decades afterward.
The Flash – 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE
It’s easy to think the fastest man in the world should have the fastest car in the world, but that seems counterintuitive to me. He can already run faster than any car out there can drive, so why would he feel the need for speed when he gets behind the wheel? Instead, I think he’d choose something that’s all about comfort and a great road feel, without the need for extravagance. So a car like the 2020 Corolla would be the perfect fit – not the sportiest trim, but one with plenty of luxury so he can sit down, catch his breath, and just be comfortable in his car.
Green Lantern – 2021 Chevy Corvette 2LT
To keep things simple, I’m going with Hal Jordan here, not John Stewart, Guy Gardner, or any other lantern. Since Jordan was a test pilot prior to finding the power ring, I think he’s probably got a taste for speed. As such, the 2021 mid-engine Corvette seems like the kind of car he’d be drawn to, likely the 2LT trim with the Z51 Performance package to boost that horsepower and torque to the limit. There’s no green exterior color option from the manufacturer, which is a shame, so he’d probably choose something like Black or Shadow Gray Metallic.
Cyborg – Tesla Cybertruck
No vehicle can really live up to Cyborg’s impressive array of abilities and options from his own biomechanical design. That being said, I can’t help but feel like the Cybertruck is the closest option out there to match his own unique aesthetic. Obviously, the advanced computer systems in Tesla vehicles would be a big draw here since Cyborg could interface with them and really take advantage of everything they have to offer.
Supergirl – 2020 Fiat 124 Spider Classica
Despite her remarkable powers, Supergirl came to earth as a teenager, so I think she would want something sporty and stylish. While the Fiat 124 Spider Classica might be out of her budget, I can imagine Lex Luthor giving her this vehicle in hopes of getting on her good side – or even to use later to convince her that she owes him something. In keeping with the predominant color of her costume, I think she’d go for the Mare Blue Metallic exterior, and the overall flashy look of this car is in appropriate contrast to her cousin’s more pragmatic choice.
Barbara Gordon – 2021 Chrysler Pacifica/ 2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2
I have two answers here because it really depends, to me, on what version of the inimitable Ms. Gordon we’re talking about here. If she’s still Oracle from the pre-New 52 era of DC titles, then I think the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica would be her choice. I imagine it would have some aftermarket upgrades to make it more wheelchair-accessible and loaded with advanced computers and tech to help her do her job on the go. As Batgirl, however, I picture her on the latest Kawasaki Ninja H2 motorcycle, zipping through the streets of Gotham to track down criminals and lend Batman a hand when he gets in over his head.
Nightwing – 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa
Similarly, I think Nightwing also has to be on a motorcycle so he can get around the Blüdhaven district of Gotham City easily. While the angular styling of the Ninja H2 is appropriate for Batgirl, I think Dick would be more drawn to the Suzuki Hayabusa. Its curved design feels right for him, and “Hayabusa” refers to the “peregrine falcon,” which seems like the right kind of bird aesthetic for an ex-Robin. The insane power and speed of this motorcycle is also fitting for how Nightwing is often a bit overly impetuous and (arguably) undisciplined.
Green Arrow – 2020 Porsche Taycan
This one was tricky because Green Arrow isn’t a hero we typically associate with a vehicle (although there was an Arrowcar in the comics a long time ago). But, as I thought about him, I figured he would buy something a bit flashy but with a social conscience. So an EV seemed right, but somehow I don’t think he’d go Tesla – instead, the all-electric Porsche Taycan seemed the right choice. In particular, I think he wouldn’t be able to resist the Mamba Green Metallic exterior color option to really show off.
John Constantine – 1971 Morris Marina
One of my absolute favorite characters in DC lore, the enigmatic magician from Liverpool, is well known for the haze of lies, cigarette smoke, and tragedy that so often follows him. There is a 0% chance that he’d drive some flashy sports car or anything equally glamorous. So when he’s not getting rides from Chas, I picture him driving the most terrible piece of crap imaginable: a 1971 Morris Marina. Often claimed to be the worst vehicle ever built, he’d likely have one in the most unpleasant shade of baby-poop brown possible and he’d drive it with wild abandon.
Zatanna – 1993 Toyota Sera
On the other hand, equally memorable DC magician Zatanna would have a much flashier ride. She grew up as a stage magician, after all, so I think she’d have a vehicle with a similar flourish for the dramatic and a certain exotic charm to it. The 1993 Toyota Sera perfectly fits the bill with its impressive engine, sleek hatchback coupe design, and glass roof with butterfly doors. This is the perfect vehicle for a stage magician, likely with a black and white paint job and interior to perfectly match her aesthetic.