• Dec 10, 2007
Okay, let's get this straight. Back to the Future movies: cool. Making your DeLorean into a replica of the movie car: incredibly lame. Halfway between would be a reproduction flux capacitor. If you did buy this thing, you could certainly attain full lameness by installing in in your non-DeLorean.
There were talented people working in the entertainment industry to dream up those iconic vehicles of the 1980s like KITT, the BTF DeLorean and the A-Team van. Those cars have staying power with a generation of enthusiasts, but dressing up your car to match a prop is akin to putting on your C-3PO finery to go see Episode III. If you must have it for your '96 Neon, climb the stairs from your basement lair and ask your mom for $220 for what equates to a couple of lights in a box. Hey, Christmas is coming, if you jump up and down and stomp like you did in '85, you'll find this thing under the tree.

[Source: Engadget]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Screw that, Im going screw a newcastle bottle opener to it and place it in my 944 for H20i next year.
        • 7 Years Ago
        There's actually a guy near me who has done this. . . or is working on it. He's got a hoverboard in there and everything. . . I thought it was cool anyway............
      • 7 Years Ago
      Every Weblogs blog has snarky comments. Engadget, Joystiq, the Fanboys, all of them. If you want straight auto journalism, read Winding Road. I mean, come on, you're complaining about snarky comments in a post about A REPLICA FLUX CAPACITOR. What other kind of comments could you possibly make about this thing?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd drive the BTTF Delorean without thinking twice. But it has to be a perfect conversion--smoke, lights, even flux capacitor and Mr. Fusion must be there.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Taking a quick look at that picture you could make your own for around $50 easily. Breaker box and short section of PVC piping and 90 degree elbow. Small piece of plexiglass, cut the front of the box, silicone in the plexiglass. Now you just need 3 miniature CCFL tubes (cold cathode flourescent light) which can be bought quite cheaply from a computer modding website. Put them in the box, wire it up and voila!
        • 7 Years Ago
        I was actually considering buying one for my office...but damnnn, now you have me considering building one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      While I don't particularly like the idea of sticking a Flux capacitor in my ride, I feel this article is very poorly written. It is written like an elementary student opinion. Talk about crappy journalism.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think someone's jealous
      • 7 Years Ago
      Not to be a BTTF geek or anything, but Mr. Fusion is what you are talking about. It made its' debut at the end of part 1.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What I can't stand are the people that make lame flux capacitor references in car forums and comment sections of car blog sites.

      Like if someone starts a thread asking about a good turbo charger and some nerd chimes in, " I don't need a turbo because my flux capacitor pwns joo all."
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ouch, somebody at Autoblog is in a bad mood today. I have never seen you guys this riled up over something, not that i can blame you.
      • 7 Years Ago
      There are '96 Neon's still running????
      • 7 Years Ago
      Insert gratuitous "I don't have 1.21 gigawatts to run it" joke here
      • 7 Years Ago
      If I had a DMC-12, I'd put this thing in it an call it a day. Full-on movie car conversion is a little over-the-top, but this would give me a chuckle whenever I got into my underpowered 30-year-old tin can of a car.
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