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Back to the future: Meet the DeLorean Alpha5, an 80s icon resurrected

DMC reveals the DeLorean Alpha5 EV concept reviving the iconic movie car from 1985’s Back To The Future. Limited to 88 builds, here’s all about it.

The DeLorean is back and it’s electric. Cinematically immortalized by 1985’s Back To The Future, the DeLorean time machine was every kid’s dream car and college junkie’s bedroom poster. Well of course, if you’re going to be resurrecting an silver screen icon, especially four decades later, it needs to be special. And boy it is. Dubbed the Alpha5 EV, the new-age DeLorean proves that icons of the past can become future trendsetters.

DeLorean Alpha5: Back to the future, Design, Top Speed, electric

Delorean alpha5

The new DeLorean is still shy when it comes to revealing details about its performance. However, it did confirm that it does zero-to-100-km/hour in 3.4 seconds and maxes out at an electronically limited 241-km/hour. Delivering all this power is a 100-kWh-plus battery pack that’s capable of doing 483 kms on a full charge. If you think these are aggressive or tame, just know that these figures come from their ‘base performance’ model.

Delorean alpha5

Let’s talk design, just like its first-gen, this too embraces those Gullwing doors and rear glass louvers, all nods to the past. It’s front sees elegant slim headlights and a dip scoop. Also interestingly, the charging port is part of the front fender, making it much easier to charge now. Is it just me or the wheels on this are massive?

With all those curves, this electric coupe scores a remarkably low drag coefficient of only 0.23, which isn’t the best in the business as Mercedes has achieved a Cd of 0.20. In terms of dimensions, it’s considerably bigger than its ancestor, stretching 4,995-millimeters long, 2,044-mm wide and 1,370-mm tall.

Delorean alpha5

Inside, they’ve ditched he flux capacitor. We’re already in the future. While seating four, it’s packed with top-shelf luxury trims all round. It’s absolutely minimalist like most conventional EVs, it boasts a massive embedded touchscreen residing on a “floating center console. The driver too gets a fully digital instrument cluster and a flat-bottomed steering wheel. The ultra-wide gullwing doors make accessing the rear seats quite easy.

Would you like to own one of these? Only 88 will be made, we’ll also be followed by a V8-powered coupe just for old times sake. More so, if everything works well, they’re also looking and releasing an electric sedan and a hydrogen-powered SUV. Stay tuned to Pebble Beach in August as the DeLorean Alpha5 will be making its first public appearance followed by production in 2024.

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Back to the future: Meet the DeLorean Alpha5, an 80s icon resurrected

Mikhail Gomes

Features Editor, Lifestyle Asia India & Contributor - Augustman

A watch aficionado, Mikhail also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.


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