DeLorean Motor Company unveils first look at its new electric car

Fan favorite Back to the future automobile, the DeLorean, returns as an electric vehicle. The DeLorean Motor Company has offered a fresh take on electric car design that retains some aspects of the original model while taking things to the future. A 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 was the model used by Christopher Lloyd’s Doc Brown to travel back in time. The addition of a flux capacitor was the key ingredient to transporting Michael J. Fox back and forth through time. Unfortunately, you probably won’t find a flux capacitor in the new DeLorean, but it should still be a highlight.

A tweet from the DeLorean Motor Company reveals the back half of its electric car. The official premiere is set to take place on Thursday, August 18 at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance awards ramp. The rear sun visor is similar to the original, as well as the car’s silver color scheme. The shape of the DeLorean offers a glimpse of the future, and it’s going to be a long wait to see the full look in four months.

“Excitement is rising like the doors of our iconic sports car,” said DeLorean Motor Company CMO Troy Beetz. “We’re unveiling the next-gen prototype 3 days earlier than planned on Pebble Beach’s most prestigious stage.”

The past, present and future of the DeLorean will unfold throughout Monterey Car Week through a series of activations and events showcasing the vehicle. Along with the reveal, DeLorean will also announce the official name of the vehicle. The DeLorean Motor Company previously released a pixelated teaser of the first official image of the electric car on Friday, April 1. The long-awaited concept car is the culmination of a more than 40-year history with prestigious design firm Italdesign and DeLorean’s new interpretation of a modern icon.

DeLorean Motors, Inc. is described as “a new energy mobility company with a universal presence. The company launched its first vehicle to the public in 1981 and has since become an iconic brand characterized by its rebellious and pioneering designs. After 3 generations of evolution, DeLorean began its future trajectory in 2022 with an electric vehicle.”

LEGO has unveiled a Creator Expert level set based on the iconic 1981 DeLorean DMC-12. The 10300 Back to the future The Time Machine set will include 1,872 pieces and Doc Brown and Marty McFly minifigures. It’s available to order now here on LEGO.com for $169.99, though it quickly went out of stock after it was announced.

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