I Guess DeLorean Really Was Making That New Car

I Guess DeLorean Really Was Making That New Car
Image: DMC

Let us introduce you to the DeLorean Alpha5 electric vehicle.

DeLorean Motor Company, the Texas-based not-DeLorean-but-also-not-not-DeLorean company that promised a future for the DMC-12 in a 2022 Super Bowl ad, in April reminded us that it was totally building a new car that’s absolutely real and 100 per cent exists.

But here it is, we guess it does exist.

DeLorean Alpha5
Where we’re going, we don’t need petrochemicals. Image: DMC

Unlike its plutonium-powered time machine sibling from the Back to the Future, the Alpha5 is all-electric. It’s obviously inspired by the classic DMC-12 of the 1980s.

DeLorean Alpha5
If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 mph, you’re gonna see some serious shit. Image: DMC

Here’s what DMC says:

Designed with purpose. DeLorean has confidence and a compelling presence. We will continue to apply our rebellious DNA to shape our vehicles and constantly push the boundaries of what’s possible. We are writing our legacy in real-time. Instinctively adapting to the future with a heightened curated experience. Rooted in counterculture we confidently embrace the unexpected.

The DeLorean Alpha5 is targeting a 100kWh battery pack that should provide great range (480+ kms), along with a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive setup. DMC reckons the Alpha5 will hit a top speed of 155 MPH and go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.99 seconds or 0 to 88 mph in 4.35 seconds. 1.21 gigawatts? No, but it won’t take you back to 1955, either.

The rise and fall of the DeLorean Motor Company has been well-documented over the years. Our sister site Jalopnik has a great piece on the history of the car everyone has, in one way or another, heard of. But even though the old school DeLorean is a cool car, it was badly built, slow and unreliable. Here’s hoping the Alpha5, with its all-electric proposition to boot, changes the legacy the OG DeLorean actually left behind.

If you’re thinking it’s the Tesla Roadster-esque, you’re not alone.

DeLorean Alpha5
Don’t tell Elon. Image: DMC

One more pic:

I Guess DeLorean Really Was Making That New Car
Great Scott! Image: DMC

Here’s another of the interior:

DeLorean Alpha5
I’ve run out of Back to the Future jokes. Image: DMC

Now, the last one:

DeLorean Alpha5
Image: DMC

We have no idea about pricing, but we do know the DeLorean Alpha5 will be officially unveiled on Thursday, August 18, at the Awards Ramp at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.