October 21st marks ‘Back to the Future Day’, as it is the official day Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel into the future on their time-travelling DeLorean, in the film Back to the Future II.
Inspired, Uswitch.com/car-insurance were curious to find out how much our favourite fictional vehicles would cost if they were to be sold in real life. After consulting CashForCars.com to discover the estimated cost of the most popular fictional vehicles in cinema and TV, Uswitch.com/car-insurance/ then costed the added extras.
If sold in real life, cartoon hero Inspector Gadget's Gadgetmobile would be the most expensive vehicle, his famed robotic car value is estimated at US$25,075,000.
Inspired by the 1964 Lincoln Continental convertible, the vehicle itself can be valued at $75,000, but its many hidden features such as the ability to change shape, jet engines, bumper claws and glue rockets increase this value by $25,000,000.
Following behind in second place is Acura 2012 Stark Industries Super Car featured in Marvel’s The Avengers. With high-tech features such as a palm-scan ID steering wheel, this Palladium-powered car is driven by Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark (Ironman). Fans of superheroes and supercars could own it for an estimated $9,198,000 if sold in real life.
Another superhero car races into third place, the Batmobile. Driven by Christian Bale’s Batman in The Dark Knight (2008), the vehicle would cost an estimated $9,000,000 in real life. Also known as Batman’s Tumbler, one of the car’s many features can be seen when it is transformed into the Batcycle whilst Batman rides off after Heath Ledger’s Joker.
But Doc Emmett Brown's DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future just makes it into the top ten!
The DeLorean DMC-12 Time Machine from Back to the Future lands in tenth place. Perhaps one of the most iconic cars in cinema history,
Dr Emmett Brown's time-travelling vehicle would cost an estimated $55,500 in real life, even including its vital component, the Flux Capacitor (estimated at $450), described by the Doctor as "what makes time travel possible".
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