In the 1985 movie Back to the Future, Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel from 1985 to 1955 in a flying DeLorean. They use a flux capacitor to power the time machine. The DeLorean is one of the most iconic cars of all time – it’s one of those cars that has transcended from being just a car and has become an icon.
The film was released on July 3rd, 1985 and it was an instant hit with audiences. It grossed about $210 million in North America and over $350 million worldwide – making it one of the highest-grossing films of 1985. The film also won Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Visual Effects.
The DMC Delorean was a sports car manufactured by a company which became insolvent after just one year of production. In 1984, John Delorean was charged “not guilty” for cocaine trafficking, but by then the DMC had shut down. The 1985 Back to the Future movie couldn’t save the DMC Delorean, but it gave the car a new reputation which cemented it in our memories forever. Doc’s time machine made easy work of getting to 88mph, the precise speed at which the Delorean could leap forward or backward in time, powered by its flux capacitor.