DeLoreans are coming back as we hit peak 'Back to the Future'

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Roberto Baldwin
January 27, 2016 3:25 PM
In this article: Delorean, design, DMC12, gear, transportation
DeLoreans are coming back as we hit peak 'Back to the Future'

The world's favorite time machine platform is making a comeback. The DeLorean Motor Company is spinning up production of its iconic DMC-12 gull-wing vehicle. DeLorean CEO Stephen Wynne told Click2Houston, "it's fantastic. It is a game-changer for us. We've been wanting this to happen." The company was prohibited by law from producing new vehicles. It's building the replicas of the circa 1982 car under a low-volume manufacturing bill.

The stainless steel paneled cars will be built using materials from the original run of the vehicle. The DeLorean Motor Company in Texas was and still is, a place for current car owners to get their vehicles restored. The company currently sells refurbished cars for $45,000 to $55,000.

The run of about 300 "new" DMC-12s will most likely be upgraded with new powertrains and other bits of current technology. The company hopes to build about one vehicle per week and put on the market for under $100,000.

This isn't the first time the car has made a come back or sorts. In 2011 an electric DeLorean was announced with a 100 mile range.

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Wynne hopes to finish working out the kinks with the government to in the coming year and that the company will have newish DeLoreans on the road in 2017.

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DeLoreans are coming back as we hit peak 'Back to the Future'