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(io9)   New York-based DeLorean taxi company claims to travel back in time in order to deliver customers to already missed appointments. Being familiar with the average NY cab driver, subby thinks you'd rather end up lost in space AND time   (io9.com) divider line 46
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2012-12-02 08:04:40 PM
Unless they installed the hover conversion kit, how are they supposed to get to 88 MPH in New York traffic?
 
2012-12-02 08:05:56 PM
images.quickblogcast.com

/hotlinked
 
2012-12-02 08:34:59 PM
Nice rims.
 
2012-12-02 08:54:17 PM
I'll wait for a tardis to pick me up
 
2012-12-02 09:15:26 PM

dustman81: Unless they installed the hover conversion kit, how are they supposed to get to 88 MPH in New York traffic?


Seventh Ave in the 30s.
 
2012-12-02 09:50:05 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: I'll wait for a tardis to pick me up


That thing gets HORRENDOUS mileage.
 
2012-12-02 10:14:10 PM
www.petercushingmuseum.com

"....and meaning."
 
2012-12-02 10:33:24 PM

dustman81: Unless they installed the hover conversion kit, how are they supposed to get to 88 MPH in New York traffic?


Link
 
2012-12-02 11:17:44 PM
Those pics look fake.

It would be a shame to deface those cars like that anyhow...
 
2012-12-03 01:16:10 AM

bob_ross: Those pics look fake.

It would be a shame to deface those cars like that anyhow...


Yeah. The car doesn't even have a shadow. Who the hell photoshopped that, me?
 
2012-12-03 05:44:18 AM

OtherLittleGuy: "....and meaning."


Well played
 
2012-12-03 06:44:43 AM
verybadfrog.com
 
2012-12-03 07:13:31 AM

OtherLittleGuy: [www.petercushingmuseum.com image 320x225]

"....and meaning."


Came for this, thznks
 
2012-12-03 07:40:45 AM

brianbankerus: bob_ross: Those pics look fake.

It would be a shame to deface those cars like that anyhow...

Yeah. The car doesn't even have a shadow. Who the hell photoshopped that, me?


Its not supposed to tbe a "trick you into thinking its real" photoshop. Its a "we trying to sell you on a potential business plan" photoshop. Little things like shadows really aren't neccesary when you go in understanding its not real.

Anyways good luck finding enough functional DeLoreans and parts to actually make this work.
 
2012-12-03 07:47:23 AM

dustman81: Unless they installed the hover conversion kit, how are they supposed to get to 88 MPH in New York traffic?


says the guy who apparently has never been in a NY City cab...
 
2012-12-03 08:11:55 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Dead for Tax Reasons: I'll wait for a tardis to pick me up

That thing gets HORRENDOUS mileage.


The driver keeps leaving the brakes on, so what did you expect?
 
2012-12-03 08:24:27 AM

bob_ross: Those pics look fake.

It would be a shame to deface those cars like that anyhow...


This. I was wondering if I was the only person that looked at the pictures and thought WTF. I've seen better photoshopping in the FARK contests.
 
2012-12-03 08:25:31 AM

bob_ross: Those pics look fake.

It would be a shame to deface those cars like that anyhow...


Could be worst...
img819.imageshack.us
 
2012-12-03 08:26:53 AM
FTA: To advertise Nooka, a New York-based fashion company, Mike Lubrano has imagined transforming DeLoreans into fully operational New York City cabs (these are just concept images)

Ah. I guess I should've read the article instead of just looked at the pictures.
 
2012-12-03 08:30:34 AM

snake_beater: Marcus Aurelius: Dead for Tax Reasons: I'll wait for a tardis to pick me up

That thing gets HORRENDOUS mileage.

The driver keeps leaving the brakes on, so what did you expect?


Well, leaving the parking brake on is one thing, to be sure. The real problem is that the dang thing is sentient and takes you where *it* thinks you should be.
 
2012-12-03 08:47:22 AM
They're going to have to license Back to the Future trademarks to make this in to a business. I doubt that's viable, or we'd have Batmobile taxis, Ecto-1 taxis, Knight Rider taxis, A-Team van taxis, 007 Aston Martin taxis, etc.
 
2012-12-03 08:52:47 AM
Painted DeLoreans gives me a sad. Stainless steel is what a DeLorean is supposed to have for body panels.
 
2012-12-03 09:03:11 AM
You built a TAXI CAB.....out of a DELOREAN?
 
2012-12-03 09:04:22 AM

MindStalker: Anyways good luck finding enough functional DeLoreans and parts to actually make this work.


This.

30-year-old cars are not a good choice for a taxi fleet. Throw in poor visibility and lack of room...
 
2012-12-03 09:09:00 AM
jack21221: [images.quickblogcast.com image 378x336]

/hotlinked


CTHULUDAMMIT!!! I was going to reference that, and thought it might be obscure (though someone would get it), but it's in the second post!! THE SECOND POST!!!
 
2012-12-03 09:16:35 AM
Have they done this before? Do I need to bring my own weapons?
 
2012-12-03 09:54:54 AM
I don't even understand what this article is about. They imagined something to promote their company? How does that work? Last month, I magined a peanut butter and bacon sandwich. And made it!

/Where was MY investor money?
 
2012-12-03 10:12:52 AM

Devolving_Spud: MindStalker: Anyways good luck finding enough functional DeLoreans and parts to actually make this work.

This.

30-year-old cars are not a good choice for a taxi fleet. Throw in poor visibility and lack of room...


It's a good thing there's a warehouse full of spares for this car. It's a good thing you can still buy a new DeLorean from DMC right from their website, but I wont let facts get in the way of you retards running your mouths.
 
2012-12-03 10:28:09 AM
Would make a hell of an episode of Cash Cab. "Oh I'm sorry, that's your third strike, 4 blocks and 150 years short of your destination"
 
2012-12-03 10:53:09 AM

duffblue: Devolving_Spud: MindStalker: Anyways good luck finding enough functional DeLoreans and parts to actually make this work.

This.

30-year-old cars are not a good choice for a taxi fleet. Throw in poor visibility and lack of room...

It's a good thing there's a warehouse full of spares for this car. It's a good thing you can still buy a new DeLorean from DMC right from their website, but I wont let facts get in the way of you retards running your mouths.


A new company bought the leftover parts and trademarks from the original DeLorean company. The abuse fleet vehicles take would exhaust that stash pretty fast. They've been able to assemble new cars and manufacture some new parts but I don't think they're able to build entire cars from scratch.
 
2012-12-03 11:24:26 AM
www.marketplace.org
Where the hell are we?

i.ytimg.com
The appropriate question is, "*When* the hell are we?"
 
2012-12-03 12:30:48 PM

sp86: Would make a hell of an episode of Cash Cab. "Oh I'm sorry, that's your third strike, 4 blocks and 150 years short of your destination"


This made me LOL.

/loves Cash Cab
 
2012-12-03 12:30:49 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: I'll wait for a tardis to pick me up


farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2012-12-03 01:08:48 PM
Is safety guaranteed?
t2.gstatic.com
 
2012-12-03 01:23:08 PM

ComicBookGuy: CTHULUDAMMIT!!! I was going to reference that, and thought it might be obscure (though someone would get it), but it's in the second post!! THE SECOND POST!!!


Welcome to Fark.
 
2012-12-03 01:36:08 PM
That's Heavy!
 
2012-12-03 02:05:48 PM
But Inspector, where was this contraption supposed to take us?
 
2012-12-03 03:11:59 PM

jack21221: [images.quickblogcast.com image 378x336]

/hotlinked


Beat me by a country mile!

imgod2u: But Inspector, where was this contraption supposed to take us?


The question isn't WHERE, Constable Reggie, but WHEN!
 
2012-12-03 03:24:58 PM
Forgot "Jim" did a 10 10 220 commercial. Just checked their rates, and their rates are WORSE than in 1999. It's now $1.20 for the first TEN minutes.
 
2012-12-03 03:27:48 PM

MindStalker: Anyways good luck finding enough functional DeLoreans and parts to actually make this work.


Good luck finding enough plutonium.
 
2012-12-03 03:29:10 PM

Publikwerks: [www.marketplace.org image 530x396]
Where the hell are we?

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
The appropriate question is, "*When* the hell are we?"


+1 Internets for you
 
2012-12-03 06:13:37 PM

brianbankerus: MindStalker: Anyways good luck finding enough functional DeLoreans and parts to actually make this work.

Good luck finding enough plutonium.


If the previous administration is to be believed, you can buy it on any street corner in Baghdad.
 
2012-12-03 09:36:25 PM

brianbankerus: MindStalker: Anyways good luck finding enough functional DeLoreans and parts to actually make this work.

Good luck finding enough plutonium.


With Mr. Fusion, you don't need plutonium. But the engine still runs on ordinary gasoline, always has.
 
2012-12-03 11:56:53 PM
Debbie Downer time:

You can buy a DMC-12 for about $8,000.

Debbie Downer Time #2:

2,700lbs.

124hp.

Road & Track tested one in 1982. It could BARELY reach 65mph after 30 seconds due to the GOD-AWFUL transmission.

Supposedly, the reason 88mph was used in Back to The Future was because it filled an (old-school) LED board. Therefore, it looked cool.

In reality, A DELOREAN COULDN'T FARKING REACH 88mph UNLESS YOU WERE ON A MILE-LONG DRAG STRIP. WITH NOS. AND A MINUTE TO KILL. 

/Top Gear's Ye Olden Broadecaste (circa 1989) called it "The Nopercar". "Is it super? Nope. Is it fast? Nope. Can it handle? Nope. Does it look good? NOPE." They then went on to (rightfully) bash all the companies that bailed on John DeLorean when he was building it, saying "America very possibly won't have a supercar unless it gets all the gears together."
//As an aside, they did say the GS Corvette and the 2nd-Generation SVT Cobra R were "Continuations of designs Iacocca and DeLorean had when Europeans had their heads up their bums."
 
2012-12-04 02:26:53 AM

dustman81: brianbankerus: MindStalker: Anyways good luck finding enough functional DeLoreans and parts to actually make this work.

Good luck finding enough plutonium.

With Mr. Fusion, you don't need plutonium. But the engine still runs on ordinary gasoline, always has.


God that was a great movie.
 
2012-12-04 05:48:04 AM
Great Scott!
 
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