Automobiles were no exception to the excesses of the 1980s. The decade has given us greats like the Ferrari Testarossa, the Lamborghini Countach and even the Delorean DMC-12. In his latest short, DJ Lucky Boy pays homage to the vehicle’s cinematic roots with a back to the future theme.
Even outside of its cinematic stardom, the vehicle was already eccentric in its heyday. Sure, John DeLorean gave it gullwing doors and raw stainless steel body panels, but what made it so iconic? One of his hidden gems was designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro, the same man responsible for automotive beauties like the BMW M1, De Tomaso Mangusta and MK1 Volkswagen Golf.
Huge congratulations go to DJ Lucky Boy for matching the vehicle’s aesthetics so well with the cinematography and soundtrack. As he goes about his night drive, minding his own business in the Mercedes-AMG A35, he is interrupted by DeLorean’s back-to-school boom. After crossing the flaming tire tracks and laying eyes on the gull-winged beast, the vibes of the ’80s soar.
Queue up the powerful bass and gloomy lighting, because this car looks like it’s right at home in dark streets and parking garages. As if the video couldn’t have been 80s anymore, the DJ walks into an empty gas station to listen to sick beats on his cassette player – We wouldn’t have smiled if he stepped away from the next scene at the top Marty’s hoverboard.
While the vehicle is one of the most iconic of its time, its powertrain is another story. It was fitted as standard with a 2.9-liter V6 developing 130 horsepower (96 kilowatts). This collection of numbers meant that the manual transmission variant could complete the climb to 100 km / h (100 km / h) in 8.8 seconds and only handle a top speed of 175 km / h.