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1985 DeLorean DMC-12 Doc Brown Overview

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The day has arrived, and so has the 1985 DeLorean DMC-12, Doc Brown version, with all the futuristic looks of the original DMC-12 mixed with an advanced hybrid Mr. Fusion Flux Capacitor System.

The 1985 DeLorean DMC-12 Doc Brown comes in only one trim, with an option to add a hovercraft lift system.


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1985 Delorean DMC-12 Doc Brown Mr fusion

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For the Doc Brown edition of the DeLorean DMC-12, the car has added a number of features, such as an expanded overhead control board, a 1.21 gigawatt Flux Capacitor connected to a rear-mounted Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor.

In addition, the Doc Brown DMC-12 comes with gull-wing doors, Remote Control Compatibility, and an optional boy sidekick (not, under any circumstances, to be called chicken).

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1985 Delorean DMC-12 Doc Brown front

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Like all other DMC-12s, the Doc Brown features a stainless steel exterior, but in addition the Doc Brown has a thruster body kit connected to the flux capacitor/Mr. Fusion system, which includes artistically- and functionally-placed tubing and wiring. And, as with other DMC-12 models, the Doc Brown has the same famous gull-wing doors.

Exterior available on Doc Brown:

  • Gull-wing doors, Stainless steel body, Cryogenically preset torsion bars, Gas-charged struts, Double rear thrusters, Side-mounted aesthetic wiring, Fiberglass chassis, 14-inch front wheels, 15-inch rear wheels, Tinted windows, Halogen Headlamps, Power side mirrors

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1985 Delorean DMC-12 Doc Brown flux capacitor

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The Doc Brown is powered by a reverse-hybrid system. At most speeds, it is powered by a 2.85-liter V6, which delivers 155 hp and 173 lb-ft of torque through a five-speed manual transmission. However, once the Doc Brown reaches 88 mph, on comes the 1.21-gigawatt Flux Capacitor and Mr Fusion Home Energy Reactor, at which point, we are told, we see some serious stuff.

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Mr Fusion

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The Doc Brown’s V6 gets a respectable 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The Mr Fusion Home Energy Reactor (and Flux Capacitor), though, is simply powered by household waste.

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Back to the Future Delorean Interior

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The interior of the Doc Brown doesn’t resemble a car so much as it resembles a cockpit. The dashboard is fitted with advanced time monitoring systems, as well as a stylish analog clock, steering-wheel-mounted control, leather seats, and a clear panel over the Flux capacitor.

Interior available on Doc Brown:

  • 1.21 gigawatt-Flux capacitor, Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor, Remote control compatibility, Time circuit readout panel, Overhead instrument panel, Steering-wheel-mounted controls, Boy sidekick (not to be called chicken), Analog clock, Leather seats, Tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Air conditioning, AM/FM cassette stereo system, power windows, Flux Capacitor, Electric rear window defogger

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1985 Delorean DMC-12 Doc Brown tires

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The DeLorean DMC-12 was originally named the DeLorean Safety Vehicle, and was designed for safety. A stainless-steel exterior will certainly hold up well to a collision with your typical 21st-century vehicle.

Standard Safety Features:

  • Four-wheel power-assisted disc brakes
  • Central door locking system
  • Forward air bags

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Article written with the assistance of RJ Farris of the Dayton Regional STEM Schools.

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    Daniel Susco is a native of the Dayton-Cincinnati area, and has written on a multitude of subjects. He can discuss Shakespeare, expound on Classical Mythology, and even make witty jokes about Pliny the Elder (More like “Pliny the Rounder,” right?). In his free time, Daniel enjoys reading, cooking, woodworking, and long walks on the beach (just kidding – sunburn is no joke). See more articles by Daniel.

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