Great Scott! The infamous DeLorean is making a comeback (sort of) with the new Alpha5 EV.
The upcoming Alpha5 EV is being built by the DeLorean Motor Company, which a new company unrelated to the original manufacturer that made the DMC-12 as featured in the Back To The Future series.
“There was this enormous responsibility to make sure we honored the history of the DeLorean brand, but an even greater responsibility in curating it’s future… I think we did both with the Alpha5” said Troy Beetz, Cheif Marketing Officer of the DeLorean Motor Company.
The DeLorean Alpha5 will be an all-electric vehicle with a 100 kWh battery and offer up to 480 KM (300 miles) of range.
The top speed of the EV is a estimated 250 km/h (155 mph) and a 0-88 mph of 4.35 sec and 0-60 mph in 2.99 sec. For comparison, the original DeLorean could to 0-60 in 8.8 seconds or so.
Unlike the original DeLorean which was a two-seater, the Alpha5 is a four-seater but still has it’s signature gullwing doors.
The interior styling of the Alpha5 is reminiscent of the newly launched Lucid Air.
Information like pricing and actual launch date haven’t been revealed yet but more details will be announced in the coming months.
The Alpha5 will also be shown in-person at Pebble Beach in August.