What did I tell you ? 88 miles per hour ! The temporal displacement occurred exactly 1:20 a.m. and zero seconds! Marty McFly : Ah, Jesus Christ!
88 is the number where the car can safely pass through the wormhole. For fear of going too slow and chopping the car in half, doc designed the car so that it cannot open the wormhole unless the car is travelling at 88mph.
As White pressed his foot on the gas, the gray DeLorean DMC-12 reached 88 mph . The glory lasted all of two seconds.
In Back to the Future , when Doc Brown steals the plutonium needed for his time machine, only to be pursued by Libyan nationalists, he says : “Oh my god. They found me; I don’t know how but they found me. RUN FOR IT, MARTY!!” According to some, Doc Brown was the one to help the Libyans obtain the plutonium to begin with.
A gigawatt is equal to one billion watts, and most of us are familiar with a watt. The light bulbs in our homes are typically between 60 and 100 watts. So 1.21 gigawatts would power more than 10 million light bulbs or one fictional flux capacitor in a time-traveling DeLorean.
“Great Scott” was an exclamation used by Dr. Emmett Brown frequently throughout his life.
“It was a perfect storm,” said current DeLorean Motor Company Vice President James Espey. “A bad economy, high interest rates and a bad exchange rate on the pound to the dollar.” With just over 9,000 produced, an estimated 6500 remain on the road today.
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The first production car was completed on January 21, 1981. About 9,000 DeLoreans were made before production halted in late December 1982 shortly after DMC filed for bankruptcy. An estimated 6,500 DeLoreans are still on the road.
A flux capacitor refers to a fictional a piece of technology that allows time travel in the popular science-fiction film series Back to the Future.
In the Back to the Future franchise, the DeLorean time machine is a time travel device made by retrofitting a DMC DeLorean vehicle with a flux capacitor. The car requires 1.21 gigawatts of power and needs to travel 88 miles per hour (142 km/h) to initiate time travel .
|Drivetrain Layout||Rear-engine, rear-wheel drive|
|Transmission||Five-speed manual, three-speed automatic|
|0 to 60 mph||9.5 seconds, 10.5 seconds|
|Top Speed||110 mph|
|Curb Weight||2,712 pounds|
Two Libyans drove there in a Volkswagen Station Wagon and found him with Marty McFly . A terrorist shot and killed Doc with an assault rifle, and then attempted to eliminate the lone witness, Marty .
Emmett ” Doc ” Brown when he was around fourteen after hearing that Brown was a dangerous lunatic. Marty , being the “red-blooded American teenager” he was, wanted to go see what it was all about for himself. He found Doc’s lab and was fascinated by all his inventions.
Doc finally finished installing his time machine into a DeLorean sports car in 1985, using plutonium to power it, and was killed by a group of Libyan terrorists who had given it to him.