DeLorean Motor Company is turning back the clock with the reveal of its first car for nearly 40 years, and this time it’s an EV. DeLorean, famed for its DMC-12, which starred in the Back to the Future movies, has given the world a first look at its Alpha 5 – an all-electric sports car with a claimed 300-plus mile range and, of course, gullwing doors.
The DeLorean Alpha 5, which is aimed to hit the market in 2024, has its sights set on high-performance EVs, such as the Porsche Taycan, with a sleek-looking body designed by ItalDesign and a list of target specifications. These include a 0-60mph time of 2.9 seconds and 155mph top speed, from a 100kWh battery. Further specification has not yet been revealed.
The two-door EV also now features four seats (as opposed to the two-seater DMC-12) with renderings showing a pared-back interior and two displays upfront for the driver and center console display.
Despite the original DeLorean Motor Company’s famous demise and eventual bankruptcy in 1982 the brand was purchased by British-born Stephen Wynne who attempted to make new versions of the iconic DMC-12 in Texas. However, he has now turned his attention to electrification with the new model, and supposedly subsequent models on the horizon. Onboard the project is Joost de Vries, who has been a former employee for Karma, Fisker, and Tesla.
The new Delorean EV will make its public debut later this year at California’s Pebble Beach Concourse in August.