DeLorean goes electric for 2013 roll-out
Lightning not required for retro auto
Great Scott! Doc Brown's DeLorean has jumped back to the
future production line and will roll out across roads from 2013.
The Delorean Motor Company of Texas - which previously has focused on selling the car secondhand, and providing servicing and spares - is to produce an all-electric version of the famous gull-wing door motor.
While the exterior should remain the same, the insides will be kitted out with modern accessories, such as an iPhone dock and built-in GPS. Exceeding the 88mph required to time travel shouldn't be a problem either, as with its 260hp engine, this bad boy is said to reach 125mph.
While the new cars are expected to cost around $100,000 - no, that doesn't get you a flux capacitor too - it is a super-green speed machine and a retro way to get around. It'll probably take more than 1.21 'Gigawatts' to run, though. ®
still wouldn't persuade me to get an iphone
For 260 bhp I would expect something a little faster than 125mph, maybe around 160.
It must weigh in at several tonnes.
Given it's also American built the handling will be appalling.
To quote the great DNA "Looks like a fish, moves like a fish, steers like a cow."
@Christoph , re gullwings
They have actually retained a very innovative safety feature which does the opposite of what you suggest . The car John Delorean copied from (which looked pretty much the same) was tagged the "worlds safest car". It even came in colourslabelled 'safety green' , ' safety red' etc
The gullwing doors were put there explicitly to make opening the doors easier when in close proximity to something else (e.g in a crash) Those doors extend from the car only 6 inches on their way up, whereas if you open a normal car door six inches you couldnt get a sheet of paper out , never mind a person!
probly dont work too well if its on its roof though :)