The DeLorean SUV Is The Off-Roader The World Needs

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If you get bogged down, just go back in time.

We've seen some crazy DMC DeLorean-based builds over the years, but there has been a rather exciting influx of custom-built cars recently. Last month we reported on a DeLorean powered by the twin-turbo V6 from a Kia Stinger. Earlier this year, Italdesign also announced that it would build 40 DeLoreans to celebrate the (in)famous company's 40th anniversary.

Perhaps it's the recent influx of John DeLorean movies that reignited the passion for the terrible car. If you haven't seen it yet, do yourself a favor and watch Myth & Mogul: John DeLorean on Netflix.

The most recent insane DeLorean was made in Japan. It's not a real car, but rather a rendering. Still, it is pretty convincing when you look at it. Have a look at the standard car compared to the rendering below.

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The creator was inspired by the movie that made the DeLorean famous. We always preferred the black Toyota Hilux space-cab but to each his own.

Because the owner of this car is a fan of Back To The Future, it has all of the obligatory piping and the flux capacitor. It also has all of the bits added to the car from Back To The Future Part 2. The Part 3 additions aren't there, mainly because it was stuck in a mine shaft for 90% of the movie.

What makes this particular DeLorean special is the suspension lift and the chunky tires. Is it just us, or would the DeLorean have made a practical off-roader? The departure angle is no worse than the average modern SUV, but the front overhang is a bit long.

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If you do get stuck, you can always go back in time and try again. Or build a flying DeLorean.

In all seriousness, even after all these years, a widely publicized bankruptcy in Northern Ireland, and drug-smuggling conviction later, the DeLorean remains an iconic car. It might even be the most iconic movie car of all time. The 17-speed manual Toyota Supra in the first Fast & Furious movie doesn't even come close.

Parts for the DeLorean and car bodies are still widely available. The car was famously made mostly of brushed stainless steel, which is highly resistant to rust and corrosion. DMC also used a V6 designed by Peugeot, Renault, and Volvo, so parts are readily available.

Perhaps somebody out there will be inspired enough by this rendering to go out and build a DeLorean off-roader? It certainly looks a lot better than the Tesla Cybertruck.

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