Delorean

Invented by John DeLorean, this classic car’s prototype appeared in 1976, only to go under modifications. It was officially introduced to the market in 1981. The car was originally manufactured by the DeLorean Motor Company and gained notoriety in the American market with unorthodox features. From the “gull-wing” doors and a fiberglass body structure, to the steel backbone chassis and steel body panels, this car became an icon. The DMC-12 became a pop culture reference on behalf of its time machine character created for the film franchise Back to the Future. The car used for the film is on display in the Petersen Automotive Museum in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. Known for reaching a top speed 110 MPH after accelerating from 0 to 60 in roughly 10 seconds, the car was considering a top performing vehicle. The DMC-12 was the only model produced by DeLorean’s company, and was sold until the company went bankrupt in 1982.