New DeLorean: Electric Version Of 'Back To The Future' Car Set For 2013
Need to readjust a moment in time that would change the entire trajectory of generations of your family's lives? Now you can do so -- in an environmentally friendly way.
Having long been in the business of revamping the old, out of production models, The DeLorean Motor Company of Texas has announced that they'll be building brand new, electric versions of the DMC-12, the car made famous in "Back To The Future." Initially a business disaster, the gull-wing vehicle became iconic when it was used as Doc Brown's time machine in the three Robert Zemeckis-directed films.
The DeLorean Motor Company of Texas formed in 1995 to buy up the various parts sold off after the original manufacturer, DeLorean Motor Company, went out of business when the founder was arrested on drug trafficking charges (for which he was later acquitted). This new car will be made of original parts and a new electric engine, will be built to order and cost around $90,000.
The new DeLorean will far surpass the 88 mph that it took Doc Brown and Marty McFly to zoom off into the curve of space and time; it's expected to hit 125 mph, and go 70 miles on a single charge. What that means for asphalt, of course remains to be seen.
This is yet another example of what is new-old is old-new again; back in September, Nike sold a limited number of the fictional MAG shoes that were featured in the second "Back to the Future" film.