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Which car would you choose for a trip through time?

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At long last, October 21st, 2015 is upon us: a very important day in the history of time travel. Great Scott, what a time to be alive! To celebrate, we surveyed the UK in order to find out which cars the public would choose for a trip to the future – and back again.

So click below and take a look at the winners. We already know you will. It's your density.

Let's go!

Oct 21 1985

Lotus Esprit (1976-2004)

35% of the public said the Lotus Esprit would be their dream 80s time machine. It looks the part, but the Esprit's a bit slow on the uptake. If you were looking to hit 88 in a hurry, you might find yourself out of time. Definitely makes a better submarine than time machine.

0-88mph in 13.1s

0-88mph in 13.1s

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Oct 21 1995

Dodge Viper (1992-Present)

The Dodge Viper was the ideal 90s time machine for 31% of the public. Zipping through time and lightning storms in a convertible doesn't sound all that safe, but the Viper's timeless Roadster style means it wouldn't look too out of place wherever you wind up – except for the Old West, of course.

0-88mph in 8.1s

0-88mph in 8.1s

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Oct 21 2005

Ford GT (2005-2007)

If the early 2000s had given us a scientific breakthrough, 34% of the public would have built a time machine out of a Ford GT. Easy on the gas – the GT could tear through time with just one slip on the pedals. It can top 200mph on a good day – no one wants to hit a manure truck at that speed!

0-88mph in 6.7s

0-88mph in 6.7s

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Oct 21 2015

BMW i8 (2014-Present)

The public's leading choice for a modern day time machine is the BMW i8, with 34% of the vote. Best of all, this sucker's electrical! No need to power it with stuff from the bins, you can plug the i8 into the wall. The doors are definitely fit for time travel, too – perfect for a hoverboard exit.

0-88mph in 7.4s

0-88mph in 7.4s

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Oct 21 2025

Chevrolet FNR (2025-?)

You know that new driving technology you were looking for? Well, look at this! The Chevrolet FNR is definitely our choice for a future time machine. You won't even have to drive through time yourself – the FNR's self-drive will do it for you. Who knows if it'll even need roads?

0-88mph in 4.21s

0-88mph in 4.21s

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No one's slipped off the edge of their toilet and come up with a method of transporting a metal container to a different time period just yet. We all know the rules. It's got to be able to hit 88mph, quick as a flash of lightning. And – most importantly – it needs to have some style! Share the public's picks using the links below – maybe you'll inspire someone to get inventing?

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