The DeLorean DMC-12 is an intriguing case of a whole lot of sizzle overcoming not much steak. Even today, the cars are beautiful with Giorgetto Giugiaro's wedge-shaped design, subtle flying buttresses, gullwing doors and, of course, the brushed stainless steel body. Unfortunately, powering that stunning styling is a somewhat anemic 2.85-liter V6, and there's problematic build quality on some models, too. Still, the vehicles maintain a cult following, and in its latest video, Petrolicious talks to a guy whose ownership of one is partially responsible for his choice for a future profession.

Geoff Ombao has owned his 1982 DMC-12 for the past nine years, and it has been largely trouble-free for him in that time. He admits that the DeLorean isn't quick, but the futuristic style still grabs his attention every time. At least in part because of that forward-thinking look, Ombao is now enrolled at the Art Center in Pasadena, CA, with the hope of becoming an automotive designer in his mid-40s.

Petrolicious films the DeLorean driving at night with fluorescent lights shining off its stainless steel angles. It's the perfect environment for a vehicle that still looks like something out of the future, today.

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