Go BACK TO THE FUTURE With An Electric DeLorean
DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) have unveiled their latest prototype of the motoring icon immortalised by the Back To The Future movies.
Following the news earlier this year that the futuristic light cycles from Tron Legacy as well as Marty McFlys Nike trainers, albeit without self-lacing capability, from Back To The Future Part II have become a reality, Designboom.com are reporting that an all-electric version of the DeLorean will be hitting the streets in 2013. At an annual DeLorean owners event in Houston, Texas, the DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) unveiled their latest prototype of the motoring icon immortalised by the Back To The Future movies. The new version follows all the same lines as the original design but is powered completely by a 260 horsepower electric motor that hopefully requires slightly less than 1.21 Gigawatts of power to reach a top speed of 125mph and 0-60 in 4.9 seconds. The DMC car manufacturer was formed by John DeLorean in 1975 and only produced one model, the DeLorean DMC-12 sports car with its distinctive gull wing doors and stainless steel body. Production of the car lasted from 1981 to 1982 before the company went into receivership ending in bankruptcy. When Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale decided to use the car as their time machine in the 1985 blockbuster Back To The Future it earned a place in history as one of the most popular and recognisable movie motors. In 1995, Stephen Wynne started a separate company in Texas using the DeLorean Motor Company name and eventually acquired the rights to the DMC logo and parts using the company to support owners of DeLorean cars. Now the company are attempting to re-launch the brand with an environmentally friendly sports car maintaining the original's sleek good looks. The iconic gull wing doors remain part of the new design as well as a leather interior with built-in GPS and dash-mounted iPhone dock but sadly no sign of a flux capacitor or time circuits. With an expected price tag of between $90,000 and $100,000 (£57,300 and £63,675) the electric DeLorean (DMCEV) is expected to go into production in 2013.