• Dec 12, 2009
Back to the Future Daytona - Click above to watch the video after the break

If you squint your eyes a bit, and possibly drink a very large amount of tequila, your eyes might find a slight (read: extremely remote) resemblance to the DMC DeLorean in the old 1980s-vintage Dodge Daytona -- minus, of course, the Delorean's trademark gullwing doors. Plus, it seems as if every other '80s Daytona is finished in a shade of light silver that could be mistaken at first glance for an unfinished stainless steel skin. Sort of.

It makes sense, then (okay, not really) that at least one enterprising person with a suitably-warped sense of vision saw fit to build his very own Mr. Fusion-powered Dodge Daytona Time Machine, and we give him solid marks for effort. Except. perhaps, for not wiping the dust off his camera lens (see what we mean around the 1:00 minute mark) before shooting the video.

If you're like us, you're probably wondering why someone would go to the trouble of recreating a BTTF Time Machine using a Dodge Daytona? We'll let the builder explain:
Being an adult, I have realized that without winning the lottery or inventing the latest, greatest thing, I am never gonna have the money to buy a Delorean. Well, I could probally get the money together, but I am pretty sure my wife will not let me spend it on a 28 year old car... but I sure as hell can afford an old 1980's Dodge Daytona!
Makes sense, no? Click past the break to watch the video in all its child-of-the-eighties glory. Thanks for the tip, Luke!

[Source: YouTube via BTTF4.com]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Why would someone ruin such an awesome car to make that?? Ah, I still miss my first car.....which was a 1986 Daytona turbo! That thing was so fast with the Mopar Performance turbo computer!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      that's cool.

      by far the best movie ever made.
      drama, love, science fiction, action and a great symphony.
      a complex contruction of story lines.

      i recently saw there is a active form.
      : )

      p.s. in europe if seen by the police, it's a guaranteed appointment with the tow truck.
      impossible that some engineer will sign this project.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i don't do ... and don't drink
        : )

        i'm clear @ any given time, even @ any party for 100%
        : )

        • 5 Years Ago
        the drugs. stay off of them.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Slow news day.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It won't travel through time though, because it's not made of stainless.


      Don't ask me how it works, I just clean up around here.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just wanted to say Hi...I am Jeff..The guy building this car! Recentally was pointed to this...As I am too many discussions of video's and pictures I post of this car.

      If your interested...I have ALL the info posted on my/the cars website www.bttf4.com

      Feel free to post any questions in the forum or email me...Info@bttf4.com

      AND YES! I gullwinged the doors!
      The video/pic was taken before the hydraulic bars were installed and therefore you see
      the 2x4 holding it open while I was working on it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Isn't it easier just to get a Dolorean?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Listen Chibi, if you don't understand the point of the comment, it doesn't mean its not there.
        • 5 Years Ago
        lolwut? Oh I understand...and here's the answer as provided via the ARTICLE:

        "Being an adult, I have realized that without winning the lottery or inventing the latest, greatest thing, I am never gonna have the money to buy a Delorean"

        Get it?

        • 5 Years Ago
        What is wrong with you people. Do you stop reading once you get past the title and see the picture?

        1. Title
        2. Picture
        3. Make Comment
        4. ??????
        5. FAIL
      • 5 Years Ago
      Interesting.

      It'll take a while to get to 88mph in that one. (base model - ~100hp 2.2 TBI engine)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not really, it didn't weigh much, unlike today when a compact weighs 3,500 lbs.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Always liked the looks of the 80's Chrysler Z cars (Laser/Daytona)
        • 5 Years Ago
        I had an 86 Laser and a 85 Daytona Turbo Z (at different times). The Laser was brand new. Even with an auto and the 2.5 NA motor with only 100 HP and 135 ft. lb. of torque it had no problem getting up to 88 mph or beyond. A 2800 lb. weight will do that for ya. The Daytona (used) was a 5 speed and turbo of course. When the turbo kicked in it would go! Both cars were very reliable, even by today standards. And extremely simple to do maintenance on. You actually had room to use your hands and your tools in the engine bay.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How is the door mounted??? I mean I see the 2x4 holding it up...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Couldn't afford a DeLorean? You could pick one up on eBay motors for like 12-18 grand... Was actually thinking about getting one and putting BMW M running gear in it. But every time I think hard about it, I remind myself I'd rather just get a BMW M...
        • 5 Years Ago
        and you can pick up a Daytona for about 1/10 of that. Which would you rather butcher?
      • 5 Years Ago
      As a former Daytona owner, I love this.
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