For the low, low price of $1,210,000 you too can go back into the future in something faster than a DeLorean.
It looks like Ford is also getting into the Back to the Future spirit by unveiling an option that’s only available for the next 24 hours. According to Ford’s official configurator earlier today (Oct. 21, 2015) if you start optioning out a 2016 Fiesta or Focus, you can take a peak at their Flux Capacitor option. Smack dab in the middle of where all new Ford Sync 3 would be is a hastily placed Flux Capacitor enclosure. And if you go ahead and click the option, the price of your Focus or Fiesta suddenly jumps into the seven figures. Just for kicks, the price of Ford’s flux capacitor costs about 71 Foci or 82 Fiestas.
"Introducing the Flux Capacitor.Have the time of your life—as you travel through time.Safe travels and Happy Back to the Future Day.• Makes time travel possible (if time travel were possible, but it’s not… yet)• Stylish enclosure• Use it to acquire fashion-forward styles from the future (such as self-tying shoes), witness major historical events in real time, or simply check up on next week’s weather• Powered by 1.21 gigawatts• Warning: Avoid your past self at all costs, as this may cause a rift in the space-time continuum• Warning: It is dangerous to use sports almanacs from previous years with the intent to unfairly profit from gambling activities of any kind• Warning: Please time-travel with care, keeping in mind that different historical epochs will present unique challenges based on the cultural and technological limitations of the era• Available October 21, 2015• This upgrade is not actually available at dealerships"
If Ford really wanted to get into the BTTF Spirit, they should’ve followed suit from Toyota and built us a faithful recreation of Needes Ford F-150 from BTTF III or maybe recreated one of their Ford Probes from BTTF II. All together the presentation looks haphazardly thrown together and lacks a certain…panache.