Great Scott, the DeLorean is back, and it is now all-electric. The DeLorean Motor Company has officially unveiled new images of the DeLorean EV, a brand-new take on the iconic 1980s stainless steel-clad, gullwing-doored sports vehicle made famous by the Back to the Future film trilogy.
The company initially hinted at its intention of bringing back the iconic vehicle in February. The new all-electric DMC brings back the "Medusa" sedan idea that the original DeLorean Motor Company was working on before going bankrupt in 1982. The Medusa, also known as the DMC-24 internally, was supposed to have four independent gullwing doors. However, the DeLorean EV will have two enormous electrically operated gullwing doors, one for each row of seats.
The new fully electric sports vehicle, dubbed the EVolved, retains the trick door design of its forerunner but does away with the blocky look. While the car is still just a concept, DeLorean claims that its style is quite similar to that of the production model.
The EVolved's powertrain is a far cry from the original DeLorean's low-powered rear-mounted six-cylinder. The new vehicle is powered entirely by electricity and equipped with all the latest automotive tech. The DeLorean EV will include a 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack that will give more than 300 miles of range and power a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive system. It will go from 0-60 mph in 2.99 seconds and 0-88 mph in 4.35 seconds. The peak speed is expected to be 155 miles per hour.
The EVolved looks to be a grand-touring vehicle based on the released images and little specifications. The vehicle only has two doors, but their opening appears to be large enough for easy access to the back seats.
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Base Performance Model Launch Specs:
• 0-60 mph: 2.99 seconds
• Top Speed: 155 mph
• Range: 300+ miles
• Battery: 100 kWh+
• Drag Coefficient: 0.23 Cd
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The bodywork appears to accentuate the car's aerodynamics, with the concept's canopy looking like an airplane fuselage, narrowing as it progresses from the A-pillars to the tail end. It is this feature that gives this new DeLorean a pair of broad, sensuous rear fenders. The EVolved's cockpit seems to be centered on two large displays, one in the instrument panel and the other rising up from the center console and onto the dashboard, similar to most modern cars.
DeLorean is still planning to officially unveil the EVolved concept at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance event in August. The company has not yet mentioned when the production vehicle would be available and how much it would cost for fans to get their hands on one. Pricing is estimated to be at the $175,000 level, with manufacturing starting in the next several years at DMC's new San Antonio, Texas factory.