Nearly 40 years after going defunct, DeLorean is set to return with the Alpha5, whose photos were published by the brand. DeLorean Alpha5 was originally sold as a 2-door sportscar from 1981 to 1983. Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the original DeLorean was well known for its sore throat doors and gained a reputation for appearing as a time machine in the Back to the Future film series.DeLorean Alpha5
DeLorean was originally founded in 1975 by John DeLorean, who managed the development of a number of vehicles including the Pontiac GTO. The company went bankrupt in 1982 and only made 9,000 DeLoreans. In 1995, a Texas-based entrepreneur purchased the rights to the brand to kick off its revival.
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The rebirth of DeLorean will begin with the Alpha5 – a striking, battery-electric coupe with rakish, sportscar-style proportions, contrary to the wedge-shaped silhouette and compact footprint of the 1981 DeLorean DMC. The car will make its public debut at Pebble Beach in August, before going into production in 2024.
- DeLorean Motor Company this week released new specifications and images of its new electric concept car: the Alpha5.
- According to DeLorean, the Alpha5 base model comes with an estimated range of more than 300 miles per charge and a top speed of 155 miles per hour.
- The car is expected to go into production in 2024.
According to DeLorean, the Alpha5 base model has an estimated range of more than 300 miles per charge and a battery pack with a more than 100-kWh capacity. The vehicle’s top speed is a claimed 155 mph. The carmaker says that the car will be able to accelerate from zero to 60 in less than three seconds and reach 88 miles per hour in 4.35 seconds, the speed required for the car to reach the time travel in “Back to the Future” movies.
From what we can see in these pictures, the Alpha5 is seen going the route of a Grand-Turing vehicle. Although it has only two doors, the openings seem wide enough that the rear seats make it an easy feat to enter and exit.
Meanwhile, the Italian-designed bodywork seems to emphasize the aerodynamics of the vehicle, the concept’s canopy seemingly mimicking the basic style of an aircraft fuselage, narrowing as it moves from the A-column to the rear end. It’s a detail that also gives this new Delorian a set of spacious and arbitrary rear fenders. Like most modern vehicles, it looks like the Alpha5’s cabin is centered around a pair of large screens: one on the instrument panel, the other an infotainment system that pops up from the center console and on the dashboard.