We need to go back to the future! To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Back To The Future the folks over at Scalextric have added another legendary cult movie car to their Film and TV range and after calling us ‘chicken’, we just had to take their latest car out for a spin to see if we could get it up to 88 miles per hour!
The Scalextric 1:32 replica of the DMC DeLorean from Back To The Future Part II has been finished with the finest detail. The interior has been fitted out with the time circuits and of course, a flux capacitor, though these were ‘disabled for our safety’ during testing.
Piloted by a miniature Marty McFly, replete in his trademark red gilet, it’s easy to identify this as the car from the second movie thanks to the presence of Mr Fusion Home Energy Reactor. There’s no need to top it up with banana peels or any other household rubbish though to achieve the necessary 1.21 gigawatts of power, as the slot car is fully compatible with all the usual 12V Scalextric tracks.
Another fun feature is the inclusion of the futuristic bar-code license plates that the Doc refitted when the car showed up at the end of the first movie. Although we couldn’t actually scan the tags, we’re pretty sure if we had a 2015 bar code scanner they’d translate as OUTATIME!
Here at SciFiTowers, we’re massive fans of the BTTF franchise and we love the futuristic nostalgia that playing with the DeLorean never fails to deliver (even if some of the team were still a little disappointed that Scalextric hadn’t been able to make the actual full-sized car). So grab your Huey Lewis CDs and travel back to the future of 2015 (or is that the past? Time travel is confusing)!
The Scalextric Back To The Future Part II DeLorean is out now. Go to the Sclaextrix website here to find out more.