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The DeLorean Paradox

The DeLorean Paradox

Introduced in 1981, the DeLorean DMC-12 was supposed to be the “car of the future,” yet despite its striking looks, it wasn’t that groundbreaking. The company that built it quickly crashed, but Back to the Future made it an icon and dream car for decades to come.

DeLorean: The Man, The Car, The People

DeLorean: The Man, The Car, The People

Carfection spoke with employees of both the original and the current DeLorean Motor Company about their founder, the car maker’s troubled and storied history, and their flawed yet futuristic creation.

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2017 DeLorean DMC-12

2017 DeLorean DMC-12

Thanks in large part to Back to the Future, the DeLorean DMC-12 is one of the most iconic cars of all time. Now, the gull-winged cars are going back into production – this time with a 300 to 400hp engine, and uprated tires. Otherwise, the replicas are dead ringers for the original.

The Self-Drifting DeLorean

The Self-Drifting DeLorean

A group of Stanford mechanical engineers modded a 1981 DMC-12 to study autonomous driving systems that can adjust to extreme situations, particularly ones that require counter intuitive driving. So far they’ve taught their electric DeLorean to drift donuts on its own.

BttF DeLorean Replica 2

BttF DeLorean Replica 2
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Owned by Robert “Videobob” Moseley, Bob’s Prop Shop specializes in building replicas of famous movie cars, including Doc Brown’s iconic DeLorean DMC-12 time machine. You can also rent the car for $1,500 per day.

DeLorean Hovercraft Drive-by

DeLorean Hovercraft Drive-by

Great Scott! Look at what was spotted skirting the coastline of the San Francisco Bay! Though it’s unlikely that this special hovercraft will ever reach 88MPH, where it’s going it doesn’t need roads.

Out of This World Halftime

Out of This World Halftime

It’s a tad obtuse, but still we tip our hats to the talent of the Ohio State University Marching Band, who continue to entertain the masses at halftime; this show even includes a DeLorean. (Thanks Dave!)

Romain Jerome DeLorean Watch

Romain Jerome DeLorean Watch

Romain Jerome teamed up with the DeLorean Motor Company to make a limited run of watches from the same steel as the iconic DMC-12. This is as close as you’ll get to owning a DeLorean time machine.

DeLorean Hovercraft

DeLorean Hovercraft

Matthew Riese doesn’t need roads. He built this DeLorean Hovercraft by hand with the help of the people who backed his Kickstarter fundraiser. His ride was featured during a break at an MLB game.

Eletric DeLorean Test Drive

Eletric DeLorean Test Drive

The Smoking Tire’s Matt Farah was invited by DMC’s President to the company’s headquarters for a brief tour and to test drive a prototype of the fully electric DMC-12. Skip to 3:50 for the drive.

BTTF DeLorean Quadrotor

BTTF DeLorean Quadrotor

This custom-built 4-propeller plane is a perfect replica of Doc Brown’s DeLorean from Back to the Future, complete with illuminated headlights, taillights and light-up wheels. No roads required.

Ichiban BTTF DeLorean v4.0

Ichiban BTTF DeLorean v4.0
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Build your own DeLorean, with this 287pc. LEGO brick kit from Ichiban Toys. Their latest DMC-12 refines prior designs, with moving gull-wing doors, retractable wheels and room for two minifigs.

Electric DeLorean

Electric DeLorean

The DeLorean Motor Company is partnering with Epic EV to build an updated, all-electric car. It’s said to be capable of maxing out at 125 mph with 260 hp and cost about $90,000-100,000.

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BTTF DeLorean Hard Drive

BTTF DeLorean Hard Drive
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Go Back to the Future and back up your data with Flash Rods’ 1/18th scale DeLorean external hard drive. It comes with a 500GB Seagate USB drive, and works great with Time Machine. Get it?

DeLorean Stretch Limousine

DeLorean Stretch Limousine

Perfect for taking prom dates Back to the Future, this stretch DeLorean DMC-12 probably can’t reach the 88mph to jump through time. Still, Dr. Emmett Brown would be proud of this insane build.

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