DeLorean DMC 12
Started by John DeLorean in the late ’70s, the DeLorean was briefly marketed as the next big thing in the sports car world. For a short time, it looked that America got a sports car brand that could rival Europe’s finest. DeLorean presented an exciting concept with Gullwing doors, a modern, wedge-shaped design, a mid-mounted V6 engine, and stainless steel body (via Supercars).
However, production was late. And when the car was shown, it turned out to be slow, underpowered and riddled with quality issues. Due to its prominent appearance in the ‘Back to the Future’ movies and numerous music videos, the DMC 12 is still one of the automotive symbols of the ’80s.