Delorian Motor Company (DMC) gave us the first accurate look of its redesigned electric sportscar, named Alpha 5.
Designed in collaboration with ItalDesign, like the original DMC-12, the new DeLorean Alpha5 is a two-door, four-seater, all-electric sportscar.
It will be officially unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegans event on August 21st.
In addition to some pre-production renders and external and internal sketches of Alpha5, DeLorean has released some preliminary performance and range statistics for the base performance model.
According to DeLorean, Alpha5 can sprint 0-60mph (0-96km / h) 2.99 seconds. It takes about the same time for the Porsche Taycan Turbo S to do the same sprint DeLorean also mentioned that it can do 0-88mph (0-141km / h) in 4.35 seconds.
DeLorean Alpha5 has the highest speed 155 miles per hour (249 km / h) And a drag co-efficient of 0.23Cd.
DeLorean has not confirmed its power and torque output, or how many electric motors it will have.
However, it will be far from the original DMC-12 2.85-liter naturally-aspiring Peugeot-Renault-Volvo V6 engine that produces 97kW of power and 207Nm of torque.
The new DeLorean Alpha5 is powered by a battery pack that has capacity More than 100kWhAnd it has a claimed range More than 300 miles (> 482.8 km) According to the preliminary EPA test.
The design sketch shows the dimensions of a two-door sports car 4995 mm Long, 2044 mm Wide, and 1370 mm Tall, with a 2300 mm Wheelbase
This puts the Alpha5 in the same size section as the Porsche Taycan, although its wheelbase length is significantly shorter. By the way, Taycan is 4963mm long and has a 2900mm wheelbase.
As seen in the content of the previous teaser, the DeLorean Alpha5 retains the two glowing doors of the original DMC-12 and combines it with a modern silhouette.
It even has a silver finish that pays homage to the stainless steel body panel of the original DMC-12.
On the front is a slender LED headlight with a false grille with the Delorian lettering on top. There is a large lower air intake with horizontal slats.
Around the side, the profile looks a bit like a Koenigsegg gamer and has a charging panel between the front wheel and the extremely long door.
There are also Pirelli tires, door panel sculptures and wide rear wheels with huge wheels wrapped around arch hips.
The rear has a full-width light bar as part of the DeLorean Alpha5’s tail light lighting signature, along with the DeLorean lettering that mirrors the front.
There is also an active rear spoiler, rear window louvers, rear bumper air outlet and a large rear diffuser.
Inside where DeLorean Alpha5 takes it to the next level. There are four separate seats that can be accessed without removing the front seats.
The driver’s front has a digital instrument cluster and a short steering wheel with touch-sensitive buttons.
A square-looking touchscreen infotainment system enclosing the driver and front passenger. There is also a large storage area under the center tunnel.
In addition to the regular DeLorean Alpha5, there will also be a special launch version of the all-electric sports car.
It was shown with a red exterior paint and a dark interior with red highlights It is not clear if this launch version model will be more powerful than the regular model.
Although DeLorean has a webpage to reserve Alpha5, it states that more information will be provided to newsletter-registered subscribers by the end of the Northern Hemisphere Summer 2022 (June-September 2022).
Not to be confused with the parent company founded by John Z. DeLorian, this new version of the DMC was founded by British-born mechanic Stephen Wayne in 1995 when he acquired the parent company name, logo, trademark and inventory.
DMC is based in Humble, Texas, and has been making restored Delorian models and new parts for the past 15 years. It later launched merchandise and is currently exploring NFT space.
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