BACK TO THE FUTURE DAY AT THE MARCONI
In 1985 “Back to the Future” was introduced to the world and today marks its glorious 30th anniversary. On October 21st, 2015, Marty McFly travels to the future to save his children, yet to be born in “Back to the Future’s” 1985.
In “Back to the Future 2,” many of the predictions of the future were nearly spot on what we have today. 3D movies are everywhere, the Chicago Cubs are close to going to the World Series, and even hoverboards are pretty much here! But one thing stood out from the trilogy which become an icon of the 80s and still holds its cult status today. The Del0rean, a vehicle which time traveled around from 1985 to 1955 to 1885, and eventually was destroyed at the end of “Back to the Future III,” still lives today. At the Marconi Automotive Museum, we have a 1982 Delorean on display in all of its iconic 1980s glory!
1982 Delorean DMC-12
The DeLorean DMC-12 is an American sports car manufactured by John DeLorean’s DeLorean Motor Company for the American market from 1981–83. The car features gull-wing doors, and an innovative fiberglass chassis and underbody structure, along with a brushed stainless steel body. The car became widely known and iconic for its appearance as a modified time machine in the Back to the Future film trilogy. The DeLorean company went backrupt in 1982 due John DeLorean’s drug arrest. About 9,200 DeLorean’s were produced, and to this day, approximately 6,500 are known to exist.
Acceleration: 0-60 mph in 8.8 seconds
Top Speed: 130 mph
Engine: Peugeot-Renault-Volvo 2.85 Litre V-6