Tesla Model X transformed into 'Back to the Future' time machine

A Tesla Model X Plaid has been transformed into a time machine straight out of 'Back to the Future'
An undated image of MOdel X — Tesla
An undated image of MOdel X — Tesla

A Tesla Model X Plaid has been transformed into a time machine straight out of 'Back to the Future,' complete with flaming tyre tracks. The brainchild of Robert Selby and The Shop in Florida, this modified electric vehicle pays homage to Doc Brown's iconic DeLorean.

Equipped with rear gullwing doors reminiscent of the DeLorean, the Tesla Model X Plaid serves as the perfect canvas for this nostalgic makeover. Visual modifications include a silvery wrap, 80s-inspired grid tail lights, and faux Mr. Fusion components. Dubbed the "TMC-12X," the build replaces DeLorean with Tesla and adds an X (formerly known as Twitter) to denote the Model X.

Selby, known for his pop culture-inspired builds, decided to take on the challenge of creating an electric time machine after several ICE-powered projects. Despite the unconventional accessories, including a faux flux capacitor and 'OUTAGAS' license plates, the vehicle is driven daily without drawing undue attention from local authorities.

However, the pièce de résistance of this project is the dual flamethrower rig installed on the rear bumper. When engaged, it emits a trail of flames, mirroring the iconic flaming tyre tracks seen in the "Back to the Future" films. Utilising modified parts from Exothermic Pulsefire units, the flamethrowers spray a stream of gasoline, igniting it to create a striking visual effect.

Selby's innovative creation sets a new standard for replica time machines, combining modern electric technology with classic movie nostalgia. With its eye-catching design and attention to detail, the TMC-12X is sure to turn heads wherever it goes.

'No one had ever turned a Tesla into a time machine before, and the DeLoreans that I’d seen, no one had ever made one with flame effects,' said Selby, highlighting the unique and groundbreaking nature of this project.

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