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DeLorean goes electric for 2013 roll-out

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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.

DeLorean

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.

E-car enthusiasts or BTTF fans that can't afford one of the original movie DeLoreans, which is up for auction later this year, can still get one of these leccy DMC-12s in 2013.

DeLorean

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. ®

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