There are many examples of supercars which made us dream since we saw them the first time on the big screen, while watching a Hollywood blockbuster movie. Few, anyway, reach cult-level as the mighty Back to the Future movies’ DeLorean DMC-12. With its signature gull-wing doors, this timeless supercar made us fall in love since first sight, thanks to its catchy design which looked stunningly futuristic in 1985 and stunningly retro today. The fact that DMC-12 is both a supercar AND an Hollywood icon makes its legacy even mightier.
As you can imagine, the DeLorean “time machine” we all saw on the screen had been modified and re-designed to get an even more futuristic look, but the car itself featured some unique characteristics which made it pretty interesting. Apart from the already quoted gull-wing doors, DMC-12 featured an innovative fiberglass chassis, and fiberglass underbody structure. Its brushed steel body was designed by renown Italian designer Giorgietto Giugiaro, which worked during the years with the biggest names in the italian automotive market, such as Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Bugatti and Alfa Romeo.
Although being a cult object both in the automotive and Hollywood universes, DeLorean DMC-12 had a really short life, if you consider that the first prototype appeared in October 1976, and the car (which still remains the only model ever sold by the Company) has been on the American market just between 1981 and 1983.
But supercars’ fans will have a nice surprise between late 2016 and 2017 since a new, now Texas-based DeLorean Motor Company (a car manifacturer which acquired all trademarks from the original DeLorean) plans to bring back soon the cult by producing 300 DMC-12 models. The price for this dream which comes true is planned to be around $100,000.