Is this new DeLorean teaser image released on April 1st the real deal?

If Marty McFly was here, he’d say this DeLorean Motor Company teaser image is heavy. If Doc Brown was here, well, you to know what he would say. All we can say after looking at this extremely blurry image is… eh?

As far as teasers go, this one certainly isn’t teasing much. The fact that it’s being released on April 1 raises another question: is it actually a teaser or just another trick by the automaker? In a Facebook post, DeLorean plays the whole April Fools’ tie while offering a #First look hashtag. All things considered, we’d say yes, it’s a legit teaser.

What exactly do we see? Well, the red streaks are presumably taillights. And if so, we might also see louvers on the rear window. There’s a vague outline of the roof and body, painted silver or sporting a stainless steel skin. But it’s so blurry that we could watch the Destroyer from Thor for all we know.

Here’s what we know. In January 2021, Italdesign dropped a bombshell teasing a shaded car with gullwing doors and a DeLorean Motor Company badge in the blacked-out grille. The image comes with a statement promising more information in the near future, and it finally arrived in February 2022. Italdesign said it was indeed working with the rebooted DMC on a new car. Plus, we learned it will be all-electric and debut in August at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. So for those who think the whole DeLorean thing might actually be a prank? It’s not.

This blurry teaser photo probably isn’t a prank either, but we suspect someone is making fun of people trying to figure it out. The original DeLorean had a rear window louver, which might be related to this teaser. The 80s icon also had large taillights with small rectangular segments. Three distinct red lines here might suggest that the reboot will at least offer a similar design to these lenses. Honestly, we’re just glad to see a teaser photo with some color.

With four months until Pebble Beach, it’s safe to assume we’ll see a few more teasers before the reveal. Hopefully the person behind the camera will be sober for the next photo shoot.

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