We’ve seen it teased, we’ve heard all the rumours, but finally the new DeLorean has been revealed to the world. And guess what? They’re joining the rest of the industry and embracing the all-electric future with the new Alpha5.
Designed by Italdesign, it’s an evolution of the original DMC-12 with a swooping coupe shape and gullwing doors. Apart from that, it’s all very much new with a large set of wheels and a very modern frontage. Gone is the bare aluminium with the paint now being black over colour.
Inside, the car reminds me very much of a Tesla with what looks to be a vertical vent and a portrait floating central touch screen. There’s another screen, this time horizontal, behind the flat-bottomed steering wheel which shows the driver necessary information. Head backwards and you’ll find a lack of B-pillar, just like the Koenigsegg Gemera.
There are few details from DeLorean on what electric wizardry powers the car, but it’s confirmed to hit 60mph in just 3.4 seconds and will top out at a limited 150mph. This is thanks to a 100 kWh battery that also treats the car to a 300 EPA-estimated range. With this being the base performance model spec, however, we’re expecting even more to come from the car when it finally hits the road. 88mph? It comes in at 4.35 seconds, just in case you’re interested.
Thanks to its slipper shape, its drag coefficient is only 0.23, but it’s much larger than the DMC-12 measuring 4,995 mm long, 2,044 mm wide, and 1,370 mm tall. The chassis will be built in Italy, and the powertrain will come from the UK.
88 of these cars will be built, but it’s not stopping here. DeLorean is also telling us that they’ll follow this up with a V8-powered sports car, an all-electric sedan, and a hydrogen-powered SUV. It all seems rather unlikely, but we’ll see. First things first, the Alpha5 which will enter production in 2024.
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