Elon Musk said Tesla’s Cybertruck pulls inspiration from the 1985 film ‘Back to the Future’ and a YouTuber has replaced the iconic DeLorean with the all-electric vehicle for the ultimate fan remake.
Created by the user ‘Elon McFly’, the short clip shows the Cybertruck accelerating to 88 mph before traveling through time.
The Tesla vehicle disappears in front of Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett Brown, leaving behind a bent license plate that reads ‘LOL GAS.’
The user managed to transform the Cybertruck into the movie’s DeLorean, complete with haphazard wiring on the vehicle’s body and the illuminated buttons on the inside, Futurism reported.
Musk recently reveled that part of the Cybertruck’s design came from that of the DeLorean in Back to the Future, which was ‘a worldwide cultural phenomenon and the highest-grossing film of 1985.’
The short clips opens with Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett Brown standing in a mall parking lot.
Brown looks at McFly and says ‘When this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you’re gonna see some serious s***’.
He flips on a switch on a remote control to power the Cybertruck and increases the speed until it hits 88 mph – the speed needed for time travel.
In moments, the Tesla vehicle whizzes by the two and disappears in a blaze of flashing lights – leaving behind its licence plate.
The Cybertruck seems to be a hit among the public, but Musk recently revealed in a podcast that he had his doubts how the public would perceive it.
The billionaire said ‘if nobody wants to buy this, we could always make one that looks like the other trucks’.
However, he continued to explain why people might fall for the unconventional design – because it is ‘a tank from the future’.
‘A lot of reasons why people buy pickup trucks in the U.S. is because it’s the most bad-a** truck. Which one’s the toughest truck?’ he said on the podcast. ‘So ‘what’s tougher than a truck? A tank.’
The all-electric truck’s body is based on a 1976 Lotus Esprit sports car Musk owned in 2013 and the rest of the design pulls inspiration from vehicles in ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Alien’.
‘You want to have these things that inspire people and feels different,’ Musk said during the podcast. ‘Everything else is the same, like variations on the same theme.’