A little bit of context. My friends and I were watching the "Dark Knight Rises" and a discussion about the Batmobiles ensued. I, being a former ME student, said it was stupid that batman has a turbine in his car at all because they aren't responsive enough for the very Fast and Furious way Batman tends to drive. Batman seems to need a car with an engine that can produce a lot of power and adjust its power output very quickly; Batman needs a car without much acceleration lag. Turbines can produce a lot of power, but they simply can't be responsive. I suggested Batman use a rocket instead, though he should probably just be using some turbo and super chargers or be driving an electric vehicle at this point.
At this point my friend, with an English degree, said that Batman did in fact have a rocket on the back of his car, and pointed out that the jet engine in the Batmobile has flames coming out of the back of it, which means it has an afterburner. He then argued that would make the Batmobile responsive enough for the driving style to be fine.
I disagree, but I can't find any sources on how an afterburner actually effects the responsiveness of a turbine. After looking I learned that an afterburner produces extra thrust. My thought is that the turbine would already need to be working in order for an afterburner to do anything. In a car that would still lead to a responsiveness problem right?
Can an afterburner make the turbine in Batman's Batmobile responsive enough satisfy his insane driving requirements?