Surprise! An old DMC concept has been brought back to life in the form of an all-electric reincarnation of Back to the Future’s four-wheeled co-star.
The impending DeLorean EV, a brand-new version of the famed stainless steel-clad, gullwing-doored sports vehicle from the 1980s that was made famous by the Back to the Future film trilogy and initially teased back in February, has been officially unveiled by DeLorean Motor Company. The “Medusa” car concept, which the previous DeLorean Motor Company had begun research on prior to the automaker falling bankrupt in 1982, has been brought back to life by the new all-electric DeLorean Motor Company (DMC). The DeLorean EV will have two enormous electronically operated gullwing doors rather than the four separate gullwing doors that were planned for the Medusa, which was to be officially known internally as the DMC-24. These doors will each expose the first and second row of seating in the vehicle. This is everything that we know about the automobile at this point in time.
The battery pack for the DeLorean electric vehicle is expected to have a capacity of 100 kWh, which will allow it to have a range of more than 400 miles and will power a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive configuration. It will accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.99 seconds and from 0 to 88 miles per hour in 4.35 seconds (you know why!). It is anticipated that the maximum speed will be 155 miles per hour. Pricing is anticipated to be in the range of $175,000, and it is anticipated that production will start within the next couple of years at DMC’s new factory in San Antonio, Texas. Take note that these details pertain to the “Base Performance Model” of the Alpha5, which appears to be the name of the new DeLorean model.
This new iteration of DMC (which merely retains the name of the original company founded by John DeLorean) collaborated with Giorgetto Giugiaro’s ItalDesign on the design of the outside of the new electric vehicle (EV). ItalDesign was also responsible for designing the first DeLorean, a car with a wedge-like shape, body panels made of stainless steel, and gullwing doors that rose effortlessly and were designed to make getting in and out of the vehicle simple for tall drivers (John DeLorean was 6 feet 4 inches tall). Even while its one-of-a-kind paintless stainless steel exterior made certain that its body would never rust, the vehicle’s 2.85-liter, 130-horsepower V6 engine made certain that its performance would never live up to its good looks. A 250-horsepower twin-turbo version of its PRV V6 was planned, and a couple of instances were even fitted into production DeLoreans (such as VIN 502); but, the firm did not live long enough to formally put the improved engine into production before it went out of business. Between the years 1981 and 1983, a total of approximately 9,000 DeLoreans were produced. It is estimated that roughly 6,000 of them are still in existence today, and DMC Classic continues to have an abundant supply of parts that are both original and remanufactured. You can put your faith in my word because I was the owner of a 1982 model from 1999 to 2012.
Those who have previously registered for early access to the official website were given information regarding the DeLorean EV today. The entire public unveiling will take place tonight, May 31, at 9 pm PT, which is equivalent to midnight EDT on June 1. This will be followed by a presentation at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance vehicle exhibition on August 18. IGN will have a presence there.