Great Scott, the DeLorean is back! Meet the 188mph Alpha5
The gullwing-doored icon has returned, this time as a fully electric car
Well, if you're going to resurrect an icon from the silver screen, why not do it with a massive battery and huge speed. Welcome one and all, to the DMC Alpha5.
You’ll already have noticed that it’s a four-seater. We know that there’ll be an all-electric powertrain that allows for 0-60mph in 2.99 seconds and a top speed of 188mph. New-DeLorean is also targeting a drag coefficient of 0.24Cd and a comprehensive 300-mile range from a 110kWh battery. Yeah, this is heavy.
Italdesign – the storied design house founded by Giorgetto Giugiaro, who penned the original – is responsible for the updated shape, with the giant gullwing doors and rear window louvres providing the all-important link to John DeLorean’s Belfast-built original. Though, temper some of your excitement, because stainless steel isn't an exterior option, and we're still waiting to hear whether flux capacitors and hoverboards are on the options list.
It's the work of a chap called Stephen Wynne and his modern-day, Texas-based DeLorean Motor Company. Wynne founded the company in 1995 and acquired the DMC rights, tooling, engineering drawings and company records two-years later. Bet the latter made for interesting reading.
Repairs and rebuilds of the original cars (which have clearly returned from several different timelines) were Wynne’s bread and butter for a while, but the company has made multiple previous attempts to bring the car back, with a run of replicas in 2016 and an EV conversion in 2011. This looks like the real-deal though.
If our calculations are correct, you'll see more of this baby at Pebble Beach in August 2022...
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