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VIDEO: DeLorean is back… With a gull winged EV styled by ItalDesign

DeLorean re-imagined

The DeLorean car brand made famous by the Back to the Future movies could be set to make a return after teaser video of a new, gullwinged electric vehicle (EV) was shared online.

The US-based DeLorean Motor Company, which creates spare parts for the iconic stainless steel-panelled coupe, has shared a short teaser featuring an all-new model created alongside Italian design and engineering company ItalDesign.

ItalDesign wished itself a “happy 54th birthday” as it unveiled the short video online.

Although no detail of the vehicle’s specification have been revealed the posts on social media are accompanied by #EV hashtags and clearly detail the original DeLorean’s gullwing design and an LED light strip across the from of its bonnet, which dips to a V-shaped logo at its centre.

British-born mechanic Stephen Wynne created the current DMC business in 1995 when he acquired the name, logo trademark and remaining parts inventory of the ill-fated OEM originally founded by John DeLorean.

DMC is based in Humble, Texas.

The DeLorean coupe has remained in the consciousness of car fanatics and movie buffs across the globe, largely as a result of its starring role in Back to the Future.

EV converters have already created electrified versions of the original in a bid to cash-in on its iconic status.

Porsche US, meanwhile, used a DeLorean in a recent marketing campaign for its new, big-selling Taycan EV.

Any reimagining of the DeLorean in electric guise would be highly unlikely to replicate the success of the high performance Porsche EV, which outsold the 911 across the globe in 2021 with registrations topping of 41,296.



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