Stainless steel finish. Volvo engine. Backbone chassis. Gullwing doors. Alleged money laundering. Manufacturing in Northern Ireland.

The Delorean DMC-12 had all the ingredients of a car that would never succeed. And it didn't.

Still, it has a "sporty and luxurious" interior and a blistering 0-60 time of 10 manic seconds.

But don't take my word for it, we dug into the MotorWeek archives for this classic bit of John Davis' motoring evangelism.

MotorWeek Theater is our showcase of some of our favorite classic reviews from public television's finest motoring program. How does this video only have 203 views on YouTube? This car was in the movies!