Who knows? Maybe your dream is to travel back to 1955 and save your family from vanishing before your very eyes. Or maybe you just want to see what you look like in 30 years (be warned; this may or may not cause a paradox that could unmake existence as we know it). Whatever your motive might be, the DeLorean Motor Company will be facilitating your unhealthy fan-worship by releasing an electric conversion of the DMC-12, the vehicle made famous for its role as Doc Brown’s time machine in the Back to the Future trilogy.
Before you run out and buy the thing, I feel obligated to be brutally honest. The DeLorean DMC-12 was garbage. A commercial failure in the early 1980s, it was an underwhelming sports car that ultimately landed itself a spot on Time’s list of “The 50 Worst Cars of All Time.” Its role in the film trilogy was more of an ironic statement than anything else, but Back to the Future propelled the dud into an icon of science fiction campiness.
Whether or not you choose to throw caution to the wind, only the wealthiest of fanboys will be able to appreciate the nerdy joys of an electric DMC-12. This sort of novelty comes with the steep price of $90,000.
Perhaps the DeLorean Motor Company is looking to capture some of the hype of Nike’s recent auction of the 2011 MAG shoe (also featured in the film trilogy), because the car is expected to reach the market in 2013, two full years before the all-too-obvious date of 2015.Tags: 2011 MAG, Back to the Future, cars, DeLorean, DMC-12, Michael J. Fox, Nike, shoes