DeLorean Motor Company has officially revealed its upcoming DeLorean EV, an all-new take on the classic 1980’s stainless steel-clad, gullwing-doored sports car that was made famous by the Back to the Future film trilogy and first teased back in February. The new all-electric DMC revives the “Medusa” sedan concept that the original DeLorean Motor Company had started development on prior to the automaker going bankrupt in 1982. Though the Medusa, officially known internally as the DMC-24, was to have four independent gullwing doors, the DeLorean EV will instead feature two large electronically powered gullwing doors that each expose the first and second row of seating. Here’s everything we know about the car so far.
The DeLorean EV is targeting a 100kWh battery pack that should provide north of 300 miles of range and power a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive setup. It will accelerate from 0-60mph in 2.99 seconds, and 0-88mph (you know why!) in 4.35 seconds. The top speed is projected to be 155mph. Pricing is expected to be in the $175,000 range, with production expected to begin at DMC’s new San Antonio, TX facility in the next couple of years. Note that these specs are listed for the “Base Performance Model” of the Alpha5, which is seemingly the model name of this new DeLorean.
DeLorean EV Renders and Images
This new incarnation of DMC (which shares only the name with John DeLorean’s original company) worked with Giorgetto Giugiaro’s ItalDesign on the look of the new EV. ItalDesign also designed the original DeLorean, a wedge-shaped car with stainless steel body panels and effortlessly rising gullwing doors built to allow easy ingress and egress for tall drivers (like John DeLorean himself, who was 6’4″). Though its unique paintless Stainless steel exterior ensured that its body would never rust, its underwhelming-at-the-time 2.85-liter, 130bhp V6 engine also ensured that it would never have the performance to match its looks.A 250hbp twin-turbo version of its PRV V6 was planned – with a couple of examples even being installed into production DeLoreans (such as VIN 502), but the company did not survive long enough to officially put the upgraded engine into production. believed that approximately 6,000 of them survive today, and both original and remanufactured parts remain in ample supply from DMC Classic. Trust me on that: I owned a 1982 model from 1999-2012.
The DeLorean EV was revealed today to those who signed up for early access on the official website. The full public reveal will occur tomorrow (May 31) at 9pm PT (aka 12:00am EDT on June 1), followed by a formal showing at the world-famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance car show on August 18. IGN will be there.