#2. DeLorean Time Machine (Flux Capacitor)
As Seen In: Back to the Future (1985)
The DeLorean Motor Company only ever produced one vehicle, but the DMC-12 was more than a vehicle: it was an icon; a distillation of ingenuity and hope that pointed toward an idealized yet practical future. And, oh yeah, it had a time machine in it. Or at least in our minds it did, thanks to Doc Brown and his fantastical flux capacitor. Today, the DMC-12 really is a sort of time machine: It may not let you go back and slip yourself the winning lottery numbers, but its distinctive design is somehow both a blast from the past and perennially futuristic.