Man, trying to decide what to put up today was *tough*. After last week's awesome gullwing, I thought about something with crazy doors, and naturally, what came to mind?
Yep, the Delorean DMC-12.
Talk about a car with lots of potential that just never went anywhere. I mean, it's bad enough that John Delorean wound up getting busted for coke and tanking the company, but the Delorean itself was "powered" by a ridiculously anemic 2.8L V6. While the car looks like it ought to have at least a 32 valve V8 under the hood, it was powered by the same sized engine that GM put in the Chevy Cavalier.
Of course, you can't mention the Delorean without talking about Back to the Future, so here it is. They had to dub in the sound of a V8 in the movie, because the lifeless six just wouldn't cut it. The real joke, of course, was that you'd have a hard time getting the Delorean up to 88 miles an hour without towing it behind a fast tow truck.
In any case, it's a definite '80s landmark of the automotive variety.
That is all.