After 40 years in the car DeLorean Motor Company has finally unveiled a stunning new design of the new electric car.
DeLorean EV wizards have been released online showcasing an expensive kind of editing for a new generation.
Seagull wing doors are still there, but little else seems to link them to the boxing and often unreliable original DMC 12 model.
With four seats, sleek contours and a shiny metallic finish, the new DeLorean is instantly more like a millionaire’s sports car than the wrecked Doc Brown time machine from Back to the Future.
It’s a bold move to bring back a car that remained one of the most iconic but mocked cars in the automotive industry and pop culture.
When the company’s original owner John DeLorean brought his factory to Belfast in 1978, he was seen as a hero.
But the company collapsed four years later, despite being backed by about £ 77 million in taxpayer money.
John DeLorean’s reputation also suffered even more in the following years when he got into a scandal with the cocaine trade.
As reported IGNDMC’s latest design revives the Medusa sedan, a concept that was developed before the company collapsed in 1982.
Although it was officially known as the DMC-24, it would have at least four independent doors.
Aiming to convey the futuristic feel of the original, the DeLorean EV will have two electronically powered doors that allow access to the front and rear seats.
Specifications also indicate that the car will have a battery capacity of 100 kW / h, which is estimated to allow more than 300 miles on a single charge and accelerate 0-60 miles per hour in 2.99 seconds.
For fans of “Back to the Future” acceleration from 0 to 200 miles per hour will take 4.35 seconds, and top speed – 155 miles per hour.
It is reported that prices are expected to be around 175,000 US dollars (138,269 pounds), and production will begin at the new DMC premises in San Antonio in the coming years.
While today the Delorean Motor Company bears only the name of the company’s founder, the design was created by ItalDesign, which also created the original look of the DMC 12.
It is estimated that between 1981 and 1983, about 9,000 DeLoreans were released, and about 6,000 models have survived to this day.
In February this year, it first became known that DeLorean Motor Company plans to create its headquarters in San Antonio, creating 450 new jobs.
As a statement of intent, the TV commercial in front of the Super Bowl announced plans to make an electric model with shots that tease the silhouette of the car.
The slogan was: “The future has never been promised. Rethink today. “
The revival of DeLorean Motor first began in the late 1990s when English mechanic Stephen Wynn bought the name and opened the DeLorean showroom and restoration center in Texas.
So far, the main focus has been on servicing the original DeLorean, which are still on the road.
Whether the new company will be able to erase the ghosts of the past remains to be seen, but it is clear that the new model will soon turn heads anyway.