Car Culture

Great Scott! DeLorean with a ‘GIGAWT’ plate spotted near MIT

The DeLorean DMC-12 was the time machine of choice for Marty McFly and Doc in 'Back to the Future.'

Some Cambridge residents may have exclaimed “Great Scott!” upon seeing a DeLorean DMC-12 — the time machine of choice in “Back to the Future” — near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s campus on Tuesday morning.

The car appears to pay homage to the film with a license plate reading “GIGAWT”:

The DeLorean, with a license plate reading “GIGAWT,” that was spotted by MIT on Tuesday.

During one scene of the hit 1980s flick, Marty McFly and Doc discover that they need approximately “1.21 GigaWatts” in order for the DeLorean to operate and allow the pair to travel through time.

In the following two films, the duo continued to use the DeLorean to complete their time-defying adventures.