First Look: The DeLorean 2.0 Is Arriving To The Future

DMC DeLorean 2022 Electric

UPDATE [11/04/22]: DeLorean Motor Company has offered the very first preview of its reimagined/reborn/resurrected DMC-12, with a view of unveiling the flagship electric concept car at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 18th of 2022.

According to Clean Technica, the bigger news isn’t what the new electrified DeLorean sportscar will be like. It’s the fact this will be just one of four models rolling out of the factory in 2022.

“We need a sports car to relaunch the brand, but the ambition of the brand is to be a full-line manufacturer,” explains DMC CEO Joost de Vries.

“We cannot survive on a coupe. I don’t care how cool it is, but the volumes don’t justify the investment or the long-term perspective of what the investment requires. You are going to see other products from us.”

Seven years after Marty McFly and Doc Brown leapfrogged a few decades in Robert Zemeckis’ Back To The Future II, the DeLorean Motor Company has announced its iconic coupe is making a return in 2022.

A few months prior, it was heavily suggested the retro ride would be revived with a zero-emission powertrain. Initially, many were uncertain it’d ever actually see the light of day. After all, talk is cheap – and if you ain’t showing us whatever’s cooking in the kitchen, it’s safe to assume nothing is actually on the stove. Since then, however, DMC themselves have confirmed a thing or two on Twitter.

The marque’s official account posted a shadowy video – which apparently made a cheeky appearance during Super Bowl LVI – showcasing the silhouette of what appears to be a modern DMC-12. Complete with the unmistakable presence of top-mounted gullwing doors and the revised logo flashed across the grill, the caption reads: “The Future was never promised. Reimagine today.” – along with a signup link and some very telling hashtags.

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Additionally, a fresh batch of intellectual property filings have recently been registered for copyright protection over in the US and are “currently awaiting examination.” A brand new website owned by the marque’s custodians is also being constructed as we speak. Tesla, Rimac, & Co. better watch their backs…

Designed by legendary Italian automotive genius Giorgetto Giugiaro – who also penned several cars for Ferrari, Maserati, Lancia, and more – the original DeLorean was produced in Northern Ireland between 1981 and 1983.

It featured a rear-mounted 2.85-litre V6 engine capable of generating 97kW/207Nm via a five-speed manual transmission or three-speed automatic, accomplishing the 0-100 dash in a causal 8.6 seconds, with a top speed of 175km/h. Just 9,000 examples were built before the company went bankrupt in the mid-80s.

The branding was eventually acquired by its current Texas-based owners in the 1990s. Think of it as a different kind of reboot. And although we don’t know jack shit as of this moment, 2022 certainly feels like an exciting new chapter for the beloved DeLorean.

Keep an eye out for the juicy deets.