Delorean DMC-12 Driving Experiences
Made famous in the popular sci-fi film trilogy Back to the Future, the DeLorean is probably one of the most recognised cars from the big screen. And although it can’t take you back in time for real, at TrackDays, you can take to the wheel of one and feel like Marty McFly in 1985 all over again when you book it to drive at many venues and locations across the UK.
Drive a Delorean DMC-12 near me
First in production from 1981, the DMC-12 was the DeLorean motor company’s only major sports car for the US market. Well noted for its broad design and iconic ‘gull wing’ style doors, there is of course one thing that this now iconic model is known for which we’ll come to in due course.
However, the DMC-12 proved a tough sell in all senses of the word. With a 2849cc engine pumping 130 bhp, a top speed of 130 mph, and acceleration from 0 - 60 mph in 8.3 seconds, compared to other similar cars of the time it wasn’t exactly a speed demon.
It was this, plus many other contributing factors that led to DeLorean being shuttered altogether after it went into liquidation in 1982, with only 9,000 of the original DMC-12 models ever being produced.
Cool Facts About the DeLorean DMC-12
Cut forward to 1985, and the DeLorean DMC-12 found a fanbase it never could have imagined garnering, when it was used as the famous time machine driven by Marty McFly and Doc in the popular Back to the Future trilogy of sci-fi films starring Michael J. Fox.
Among the DMC-12’s famous fans are Black Eyed Peas frontman will.I.am, and James Bourne of the British pop band Busted, whose hit song ‘Year 3000’ makes reference to the DeLorean time machine from the films.
If either you or a loved one is a fan of the DeLorean, at TrackDays we offer it to drive in our Movie Car experience packages, available to book at many great venues nationwide.