The Future Is Back: Jalopnik Drives The DeLorean DMC-12Matt Hardigree7/07/08 12:00pmFiled to: New DeLoreanJalopnik ReviewsDMC-12DeLorean DMC-12DeLorean DMC-12 ReviewDeLorean Motor CompanyDeLorean ReviewDeLorean Test DriveFeatureNew DeLorean ReviewNew DeLorean Test DriveDeloreanReview coupeTop1071EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThe first time I saw the gullwing doors on a DeLorean DMC-12 open, in Back To The Future, it was abundantly clear something important was happening. Something cool. Then I learned that it had a chassis engineered by Colin Chapman and a body designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. Then I read about the cocaine and the stunning fall from grace. Then I visited the headquarters of the company dedicated to keeping the brand alive. Then I got to drive one. The story of our pilgrimage to the reborn Mecca of stainless steel '80s sports car dreams below. AdvertisementThe first thing that I noticed as CEO Stephen Wynne showed me around the main facility of the DeLorean Motor Company, tucked away in a tree-hidden neighborhood outside of Houston, are the rows and rows and rows of gullwing doors. He's got around 1,000 doors; 500 left and 500 right. He also has numerous copies of the 2,850 other parts that makeup the DeLorean, still in the shelving units from the factory in Belfast, Ireland.Also check out our look inside the future of DeLorean.