It aims for a 100 kWh battery pack, 0-100 km / h in 2.99 seconds and a price of 175,000 USD.
DeLorean Motor Company has revealed the names of the first images of its future EV called Alpha5.
The main things that can be noticed are the style of the wedge-shaped supercar, the pair of massive doors with seagull wings and four seats – letting it reach 140 km / h with two extra passengers or carrying considerably more than 24 kilograms. of cocaine.
DeLorean first teased his future EV last month, promising a full revelation later this summer, August 18th. To be clear, it will not be built by the original DeLorean, but rather by a Texas company that acquired the rights to the DeLorean name and spare parts.
Alpha5 was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro’s ItalDesign studio, which also designed the original DeLorean, but it is not known if it uses stainless steel panels like the original model. It is based on the “Medusa” concept that the original DeLorean company worked on before going bankrupt in 1982.
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That vehicle was supposed to have four independent doors, but DeLorean seems to have decided to stay with two. From a top angle, the Alpha5 bears a striking resemblance to Tesla’s new Roadster, with similar lines on the hood.
DeLorean aims for a 100 kWh battery pack that should offer excellent battery life, along with a dual-engine configuration and all-wheel drive. It is estimated to reach a top speed of 250 km / h and go from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.99 seconds or 0-140 km / h in 4.35 seconds.
DeLorean was made famous, of course, by the Back to the Future movie series. Its creator, John DeLorean, also had a colorful history, succeeding in the development of American muscle cars such as the Pontiac GTO in the 60’s and 70’s.
He was arrested in 1982 and charged with cocaine trafficking, but the trial ended with an indictment of innocence.