Like the original, the Alpha5 features a sleek silhouette and gull-wing doors.
In place of the 2.8-liter V6 engine, a 100 kilowatt-hour battery is expected to deliver a top speed of 155 mph and a range of 300 miles.
To paraphrase the time-traveling Doc Brown, “Gas? Where we’re going, we don’t need gas.”
The new model also makes room for two rear seats, doubling the capacity.
Red and silver paint options are a move away from the original stainless steel look (an exterior that was basically co-opted by Tesla’s Cybertruck).
Elon Musk even said the original DeLorean’s appearance in “Back to the Future” was on the Cybertruck’s “inspiration board.”
After just a few years of production, the original DeLorean went bankrupt, and the branding was eventually sold to a service and parts company now known as Classic DMC.
Source: Classic DMC
Classic DMC has an ownership stake in the new DeLorean, but is otherwise uninvolved in the operation of the company.
Also, the Alpha5 was designed by the team at Italdesign, which was co-founded by Giorgetto Giugiaro, who shaped the DMC-12.
While the original DMC-12 earned its cultural cachet on the silver screen in the Back to the Future films…
… the Alpha5 was teased in February during a mysterious Super Bowl ad that hinted at the gull-wing design.
—DeLorean Motor Company (@deloreanmotorco) February 13, 2022