The DeLorean DMC-12 is one of the most popular cars of the 1980s, as well as the most popular fictional time machine in history. Doc Brown used the famous stainless steel sports car with the iconic gull-wing doors as the basis for his time machine in the Back to the Future trilogy. Traveling back and forth in time never looked so stylish. The DMC-12 is instantly recognizable and has become a collector’s item, despite the fact that it’s honestly not that great of a car. It’s underpowered and shoddily built, but it still turns heads. They only manufactured them for a few years before owner John DeLorean got arrested for drug trafficking (the ‘80s were fucking awesome) and the company declared bankruptcy. I’ve seen a couple of DeLoreans driving around throughout the years and it’s always something to bond with strangers about. You don’t see DeLoreans every day so they stand out when they do. It’s a cool car because it is so decidedly ‘80s.
Critically Rated at 14/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young