Visions of the future – DeLorean x Tesla
The DeLorean and the Tesla Model X are both otherworldly machines designed to show what the future of cars could be. But which one best lives up to its potential?
The DeLorean is one of the most recognisable cars of all time.
That angular design, the square headlights, those gullwing doors, the brushed stainless steel panels and a starring role in the Back to the Future movie trilogy have anchored the 1980s machine firmly in the public consciousness.
It’s a car which has a history worthy of its own film script. The twisting saga involves a successful automotive figurehead who decided to go it alone. Against the might of established manufacturers, John DeLorean secured celebrity money and British government backing to build his rear-engined sportscar near Belfast, using a French V6, chassis engineering from Colin Chapman and bodywork design by Giorgetto Giugiaro.