This DeLorean NYC Taxi Cab Is, Sadly, Not a Real Thing What happens late at night when New York City streets are mostly empty and this thing cranks up to 88 MPH? Does the taxi’s passenger end up in a bygone Manhattan where Times Square isn’t a pedestrian mall but a playpen for hookers, junkies and gay cruisers? Sign us up! But is 1.21 gigawatts too many gigawatts for Mayor Boomberg? Banned! • SEE ALSO: Doc Brown Endorses Argentine Electronic Stores Follow Us We reached out to Mike Lubrano, who along with Kim Yau, designed this DeLorean Taxi Awesomeness. It’s, alas, not a real thing you can ride: Unfortunately the story isn’t as cool as it looks. This was an entry for a student advertising competition three years ago. It’s something my partner, Kim Yau, and I had entered for Nooka … which was the client we had to solve for the 2010 One Show Student competition. As a very progressive brand with beautiful, futuristically designed products, we thought this was a cool promotional idea. Unfortunately the judges didn’t feel the same and we didn’t win. Also, this doesn’t exist in real life. Okay, well … someone should make this happen. We’re looking at you: MORE ADVERTISING: • Christmas Commercials Don’t Get Better Than This • Best Buy: Advertising Done Right • This Knight Rider-Backed Aussie Beer Commercial Rules Follow Us Slade Sohmer Slade Sohmer is editor-in-chef of HyperVocal and co-host of SiriusXM's daily "Politics Powered By Twitter" program. Tweet him at @SladeHV.