The DeLorean DMC-12 was originally designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro of ItalDesign in Turin, Italy. For the Mattel Hot Wheels release, the car was re-created by Manson Cheung. A modified DeLorean appeared in the movie trilogy of "Back To The Future", starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Crispin Glover. Text on the back of the packaging reads "Italian designed and British engineered, this American dream car with gull-wing doors, rear engine and stainless steel body was a sports car unlike anything else on the roads in the 1980s - or today!"
In late 2012, the Hot Wheel Red Line Club introduced a limited edition (4000 pieces) of a "doors up" version of the DeLorean. Designer Manson Cheung posted to a DeLorean enthusiast site:
- Totally new sculpt. I reworked the car to better match the real car. I did not have my car when I made the first one for 2010 line. I took measurements off my car to make this one the best (as it may be the last) DeLorean that Hot Wheels can make. Although, some sacrifices were made (wheel size, graphic application, opening feature) because of production limitations. Also, this one is an Automatic, all others were Manual. Packed with doors open in same blister as RLC BTTF2. Limited to 4000. Available only through HotWheelsCollectors.com, and soon at delorean.com.
The '81 DeLorean DMC-12 has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|015 USA, 016 INT||2010||2010 New Models||Metalflake Silver||Light and trim details||Black / Plastic||Light Blue||Light Gray||10SP||R0931||Malaysia||Base code(s): B41, B44, B46|
|015 USA, 016 INT||2010||2010 New Models||Brushed Metalflake Bronze||Light and trim details||Black / Plastic||Clear||Light Tan to Pinkish Tan||Gold Chrome 10SP||R0931||Malaysia||Base code(s): C05, C06, C12, C13|
|015 USA, 016 INT||2010||2010 New Models||Gloss Black||Light and trim details||Black / Plastic||Clear||Gray||10SP||R0931||Malaysia||Base code(s): C28, C30, C33, C42|
|141||2011||Faster Than Ever 1/10||Metalflake Silver||Light and trim details. Black stripe on sides, Black bumpers.||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||FTE||T9848||Malaysia||Base code(s): C49, C51, D05|
|2012||Hot Wheels Boulevard||Silver||Light and trim details. Black stripe on sides, Black bumpers.||Black / Metal||Clear||Black||RR||W4600||Malaysia||Opening Rear Hatch
Base code(s): E01
|2012||HotWheels Collectors||Polished & Plated Zamac||Light and trim details, polished and plated opening doors, black bumpers, exterior mirrors||Painted Zamac Chassis||Clear||Black||RL||X0559||China||Limited to 4,000 pieces
Base code(s): E49WA
|2013||Hot Wheels Jukebox Series||Black||Multi-color "New Wave" Graphics - Green, Purple, Pink with Hot Wheels logo on rear quarter panel||Silver / Plastic||Clear||Silver||10SP||R0931 Y9392||Malaysia||Base code(s): F31|
|033 / 250||2014||Speed Team||Metalflake Silver||Black Stripe with red hash marks on lower body and hood||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||10SP||BFC53||Malaysia||Base code(s): F24, F32, F37, F43|
|033 / 250||2014||Speed Team||Red||Black Stripe with silver hash marks on lower body and hood||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||10SP||BFF47||Malaysia||Base code(s): F49, G02|
|184 / 250||2015||HW Race - Track Aces||Red||Yellow & White stripes on sides, Red stars & '10' on sides||Black / Plastic||Tinted (Black)||Tan||5SP||CFH80||Malaysia||Base code(s): H17
Back does not open
Named DMC DeLorean
|184 / 250||2015||Spectraflame Dark Red||Yellow & White stripes on sides, hood & roof, Red stars & '10' on sides||Black / Plastic||Tinted (Black)||Tan||TRR||CFJ38||Malaysia||Base code(s): H15, H16
Back does not open Named DMC DeLorean 2015 Super Treasure Hunt
|2018||50th Anniversary Throwback Series||Light Green||Gold 5SP||Malaysia|
- The paint job and the tampos on the 2015 versions are a direct nod to the Turismo, the original 1981 Hot Wheels unlicensed DeLorean.