Before it became the star of a blockbuster trilogy of films, the DeLorean was the brainchild of the rockstar of the auto industry — John DeLorean. A former GM executive, DeLorean left (or was fired) from GM and wanted his revenge in the best way possible: By launching his own car. A deal with the UK, a plant in Ireland, and finally a trial and acquittal for laundering drug money killed his car. But the DeLorean would go on to have an amazing rebirth and a special place in the hearts of cinema-loving car fanatics.
Hot rods have been an American institution since the advent of the automobile. With the rise of the electric car, there was some worry about the decline of the DIY culture around cars. That's turned out to be a totally unfounded concern — and this Tesla-powered 1981 Honda Accord proves it. Using a Chevrolet Volt battery pack and Tesla electric motors, the Teslonda can go 0-60 as fast as a Bugatti Chiron for a lot less money.