Modern ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean time machine is actually a Tesla Model X

  • Tesla EVs are about as forward-looking as you can get
  • It makes sense, then, that this modern-day DeLorean was based on a Tesla Model X
  • And fans of Back To The Future will love the faithful automotive homage

Published on May 09, 2024 at 8:23 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on May 16, 2024 at 11:08 AM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

With the EV brand about as forward-looking as you can get, it makes sense that this modern-day DeLorean was based around a Tesla Model X.

Supercar Blondie’s Sergi Galiano was invited to Florida to check out the world’s first and only TMC-12x, aka the Tesla time machine.

The Model X Plaid has been converted to replicate the famous car from Back To The Future – and it’s pretty impressive.

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The heavily modified Tesla Model X Plaid has some unique modifications.

These include a custom interior with time-travel-themed controls, ‘flux bands’, and ‘flux capacitator’ to ‘power’ it – just like in the movie.

And yes: it even shoots flames out the back.

The one-of-a-kind custom car was modified by The Shop vehicle repair shop in Tampa, Florida in the US.

While the futuristic car is a Tesla, so it’s obviously all-electric, the car’s sound system simulates engine noises, creating an authentic driving experience – just like the one in Back To The Future.

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Additionally, the modded Tesla features the iconic gullwing doors to get in and out.

Step inside and there’s a whole control panel that fans of the franchise will love.

‘Buttons’ include a flamethrower, jet-fuel controls, and even an ‘eject’ button, just in case.

And the pièce de résistance is a time travel dial that lets you pick your destination in time.

And no homage to the DeLorean would be complete without accessories.

Various nods to the movie include a hoverboard prop and a custom license plate, which reads ‘Out of Gas’ instead of ‘Out of Time’.

The DeLorean Alpha5 also dropped earlier this year – and it’s stunning.

Take a closer look here.

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Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.