DeLorean, Reborn as an EV, to Debut at Pebble Beach This August
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Not everyone is familiar with the DeLorean Motor Company name, but most people know the automaker's now legendary product: the DMC DeLorean. Although sold only for the 1981–1983 model years, the sports car's stainless steel body panels and gullwing doors made it—and continue to make it—a wholly unique and head-turning vehicle. No wonder director Robert Zemeckis chose the car to serve as the time machine in the Back to the Future movie franchise.
It was only a matter of time, then, until another entity brought the notorious vehicle back to life. DeLorean Motors Reimagined is doing just that. The company, whose largest shareholder is the DeLorean Motor Company that sells parts for and restores original DeLoreans, is set to reveal its new-age take on John Z. DeLorean's classic coupe at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August.
The car DeLorean parks on the Concept Lawn at the concours will preview the company's low-volume production vehicle. Unlike the gasoline-powered DeLorean of yore, the new one will receive motivation from a battery-electric powertrain. Company officials are keeping mum on most of the car's key details at the moment, but chief executive officer Joost de Vries, who previously held positions at companies such as Volvo and Tesla, shared with Car and Driver that the reborn DeLorean is expected to offer at least 300 miles of driving range.
photo DeLorean Motors Reimagined