Back to the Future Day: The true cost of the DeLorean, revealed by experts

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, were curious to find out how much our favourite fictional vehicles would cost if they were to be sold in real life. After consulting to discover the estimated cost of the most popular fictional vehicles in cinema and TV, can now reveal all.


#Fictional carFilmEstimated price (€)
1GadgetmobileInspector Gadget€21,600,733
2Acura 2012 Stark Industries Super CarThe Avengers€7,923,571
3BatmobileThe Dark Knight€7,753,005
4Aston Martin DB4James Bond (Goldfinger and Thunderball)€2,584,335
5Flying Ford AngliaHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets€1,292,168
6AutojetTHX 1138€861,445
7Lightning McQueenCars€857,138
9The GigahorseMad Max: Fury Road€86,145
10The DeLorean DMC-12 Time MachineBack to the Future€47,810

If sold in real life, the Gadgetmobile would be the most expensive vehicle – Inspector Gadget’s famed robotic car value is estimated at €21,600,733. Inspired by the 1964 Lincoln Continental convertible, the vehicle itself can be valued at €64,652, but its many hidden features such as the ability to change shape, jet engines, bumper claws and glue rockets increases this value by over €21,000,000

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 €7,923,571 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 €7,753,005 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.

The DeLorean Time Machine (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 €47,810 in real life – including its vital component, Flux Capacitor (estimated at €388), described by the Doctor as “what makes time travel possible”. 

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