The story of the original DeLorean DMC-12 turned out to be bright, but fast: world recognition thanks to the film Back to the Future, but numerous remarks to the car and the owner-founder of the company. In the end, DeLorean became a bright example of how to quickly become a collector’s item: cars are restored and maintained, they cost a lot of money, but new models under the DeLorean brand never appeared.
It seems to this day. After all, it recently became known about the debut of the electric car DeLorean Alpha5, which is a kind of successor to the legendary original model. What is worth only the door that can go up!
Although with these doors and a wedge-shaped silhouette all the similarities end. If the original car was a coupe, now we have something like a sedan or fastback with a sloping rear. Instead of the traditional internal combustion engine, an electric drive is used, which is powered by a battery with a capacity of more than 100 kWh – so the manufacturer promises a range of more than 300 miles (483 km). Acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes about three seconds, top speed should exceed 250 km/h.
There is also a noticeable difference in the interior. Instead of the classic “coupe”, now the electric car DeLorean Alpha5 offers a landing formula 2 + 2, which provides a very comfortable seat not only in front but also behind. Plus large color displays that have become traditional for modern automakers.
However, not only the DeLorean Alpha5 electric car itself is interesting, but also the plans for the future of the company, which will start with its debut. If the “restart” of DeLorean is successful, then in the future we can expect an electric sedan and SUV. However, all this will cost a lot of money: for example, the estimated cost of DeLorean Alpha5 – from $175 thousand.