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Back to the Future-Style DeLorean Taxis Coming to NYC Next Month!

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On March 31, 2013 @ 11:25 am In April Fools,Transportation | No Comments

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As you might remember, the DeLorean taxi was originally the brainchiled of designer Mike Lubrano [8], who conceptualized the vehicle as part of an advertising campaign for New York-based brand Nooka. Even though they weren’t real, demand for the fake taxis was so high that it crashed Lubrano’s website, and the commotion eventually caught the attention of the NYC TLC.

After a period of back and forth with Lubrano and the DeLorean Motor Company, the TLC was able to finalize plans for an actual DeLorean taxi to roll out onto NYC streets. The new taxi will have almost all of the trimmings of the futuristic car we know and love from the 80s films [5] – with the exception of the flux capacitor [9] and the ability to travel backwards and forwards through time.

Just kiddin’ everyone – April Fool’s!

Photo via Wikipedia [10]


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[5] Back to the Future: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_to_the_Future

[6] hybrid DeLorean taxis: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/tricked-out-delorean-taxi-is-a-back-to-the-future-version-of-the-iconic-yellow-cab/

[7] special (and fuel-efficient) cabs: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/nissans-nv200-taxi-of-tomorrow-debuts-today-in-new-york-city/

[8] Mike Lubrano: http://mikelubrano.com/BACK-TO-THE-FUTURE-25TH-ANNIVERSARY

[9] flux capacitor: http://backtothefuture.wikia.com/wiki/Flux_capacitor

[10] Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DeLorean_DMC-12_with_doors_open.jpg

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