Is it ‘back to the future’ time for Delorean Motor Company (DMC) and their cult sports car DMC-12?
The company went bankrupt in 1982, but the DMC-12, with its the gull-wing doors, is still revered by the generation who grew up driving gas guzzlers and watching the Hollywood flick Back to the future which, by the way, featured this car as a convertible time machine.
The new DMC-12, which will be brought out next year, will not have a fuel tank, but a charging plug inside the front grill. The upgraded model was put on display at this year’s New York International Auto Show.
The rear side of the new DMC will be all about storage, of power that is. The engine is replaced by a 32-kWh lithium-ion phosphate battery pack, which is capable of pushing the car to a top speed of 125 miles per hour and a range of 100 miles.
Of course, this futuristic DMC, which I repeat is not a time machine as of now, costs a mega $95,000.[ source ]