The very mention of the iconic DeLorean DMC-12 makes you excited – no matter if it is the classic one or a modern reinterpretation. Making a mark in the “Back to the Future” trilogy, the car will celebrate its 40th anniversary this month, ever since it was first rolled off the production lines on January 21, 1981. The sports car (as described in that era) has been hot property ever since its launch and will continue to do so. Automotive fanatics like to tinker around with the appearance of this iconic four-wheeler in their own ways, and this time around the DeLorean DMC-12 has got a mean off-roading avatar.
Los Angeles-based concept artist BradBuilds has turned the DeLorean into a rugged off-road vehicle, and boy does it look impressive or what. To give it a tactical advantage on tough terrain the suspension has been elongated and lifted while the wheel arches have been trimmed. To make sure the vital mechanical components of the car don’t get damaged by sharp rocks or stones, the undercarriage has got crash protection. To complement this setup, the DeLorean DMC-12 gets a fat set of wheels embellished in all-terrain tires. To keep the movie theme alive, BradBuilds has retained Doc Brown’s reactor and the rear cooling fins. If you look closely, the concept car also retains the external wiring and hoses configuration.
The time-traveling element has also not been ignored in the off-road build. The Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor and the acclaimed flux capacitor show up in the design too. Other than that the DeLorean DMC-12 gets subtle off-roading elements for that definitive off-roading character and a mean profile. According to BradBuilds the car has a semblance of the AMC Eagle vibe and I don’t disagree!