It still doesn’t time travel, but the DeLorean Alpha5 only needs a fraction of a gigawatt to run. The DeLorean Motor Company gave a first look at its Alpha5 electric vehicle, a modern electrified sports car — an obvious throwback to the original DeLorean and its iconic gull-wing doors.
We knew an updated DeLorean was coming since early 2021 after the owner of the DeLorean Motor Company, Stephen Wynne, said in a January blog post that the company would raise capital for an electric vehicle. The original DeLorean company had a pretty rocky history and eventually went bankrupt in 1982. Luckily, Wynne formed the new DeLorean Motor Company and acquired the trademark of the original company behind the fan-favorite vehicle from the Back to the Future franchise.
0 to 88mph — For this next-gen DeLorean, the company partnered with Italdesign, who worked on the original DMC DeLorean and other prominent car brands including Maserati, Fiat and Volkswagen. The Alpha5 definitely offers a more modern look compared to the old-school DeLorean, but it still keeps those unmistakable gull-wing doors.
According to DeLorean, the base performance model of the Alpha V tops out at 155 mph and can get from 0 to 60 mph in an estimated 2.99 seconds. Of course, the company also included a 0 to 88mph, which the EV clocks in at an estimated 4.35 seconds.
Instead of 1.21 gigawatts, the Alpha V runs on a 100kWh battery that will offer a more than 300-mile range. These specs are just estimates and not official yet, but given that it’s a base performance model, it looks like DeLorean wants to be competitive with the likes of Tesla’s Model S.
Launching this summer — Beyond the base model, DeLorean released some photos of a launch edition in red, but no information on the differences between the two models. The company is planning the official reveal of the Alpha V for August 18, which will then be on display at Pebble Beach starting August 21.