Driver: San Francisco Goes Back to the Future

August 3, 2010 Written by Max Murray

The latest Driver installment promises to revive the series back to it’s PS one glory days. Set in the bustling atmosphere of one of California’s biggest districts, Driver: San Francisco had already captured our attention with it’s great presentation and clutch features, like the “Shift” paradigm that allows an instant swap of cars and perspective to keep the action at a constant peak. Now, Ubisoft has released information about additional in game cars, including one that may have you dusting off that orange vest tucked in the back of your closet…

A 1981 DeLorean DMC -12 is the highlight of the five detailed car renderings released by Ubisoft to promote their latest racing revamp. No one could forget this baby’s presence in the 1985 classic “Back to the Future”, with it’s gull-wing doors and sleek, futuristic gleam.

The line has since lived on in spirit, becoming a staple of American pop-culture while inspiring countless references, but sadly, the actual production of the DeLoreans came to a halt shortly after it began. The company ended up bankrupt following strange internal complications, not to mention the DeLoreans themselves performed well below the high standards the company originally claimed, and left most consumers dissatisfied (primarily due to incorrectly installed flux-capacitors).

No word on if the model features 1.21 jiggawats of power, or the necessary protective goggles required to operate.

The other four car models also released by Ubisoft are as listed:

-2011 McLaren MP4-12C

-1967 Shelby GT500

-1970 Dodge Challenger R/T

-1969 Dodge Charger R/T

Check out the 5 renders below, and look out for more information on Driver: San Francisco up to it’s release sometime at the start of 2011.

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