Iconic DeLorean DMC-12 to come back in the future

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.

The electric engine is capable of hitting 125mph, faster than the 88mph needed for the car to go back in time in the "Back To The Future" films.

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.

Now where did we put that flux capacitor…