Possibly the geekiest car ever – the one that saw Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd travel back in time in the 1990’s Back to the Future movies – is making a comeback, with the DeLorean Motor Company announcing a new electric version of its iconic car heading to production.
Announced this week by the DeLorean Motor Company of Texas, the new iteration of the futuristic DMC-12 will feature an electric engine capable of a maximum speed of 201 km/h, 260 horsepower, and a leather-clad interior with a built-in display and iPhone dock.
Originally released in the 80s, the DeLorean DMC-12 featured a brushed stainless steel look to it thanks to the panels attached to the fibreglass body underneath. Despite the futuristic look, the car wasn’t the success DeLorean imagined it would be – although the movie franchise did serve to make it something of a cult icon.
With the shift to an electric engine and a price tag around the $100,000 mark, the new DeLorean DMC-12 is sure to get some attention from geeks everywhere when it rolls off the production line in 2013.