DeLorean provides the first glimpse at its gull-winged Alpha 5 EV rebirth

DeLorean provides the first glimpse at its gull-winged Alpha 5 EV rebirth

DeLorean Motor Company has released the first photographs of the Alpha 5 electric vehicle (EV), the company’s attempt to restore the DeLorean brand in an all-electric version. The Alpha 5 is based on the famed ’80s-era DeLorean recognized for its debut in Back to the Future, and it can hit 60mph in roughly 2.99 seconds (or 88mph in 4.35 seconds, if you’re curious).

 

DeLorean provides the first glimpse at its gull-winged Alpha 5 EV rebirth

 

Before we get into the specifics, it’s important noting that the business behind the Alpha 5 isn’t the same one that created the original DeLorean automobiles – that company went bankrupt in 1982. In April, an unrelated Texas-based firm that supplies replacement components to owners of classic DeLoreans purchased the rights to the DeLorean brand and teased an all-electric rebirth.

The Alpha 5 could have a 100kWh battery, with a range of 300 miles and a top speed of 155mph. DeLorean says these specifications will be part of the “basic” performance model, but there’s no information on other possible performance tiers or pricing.

While the Alpha 5 shares gull-winged doors and a slanted shape with its gas-powered predecessor, it sacrifices an angular appearance for smoother curves and four seats instead of two. Despite some obvious differences, DeLorean collaborated with Italdesign, the same Volkswagen-owned design studio that worked on the 1981 DMC-12’s exterior, and its perspective on the electrified version takes it into the future.

 

DeLorean provides the first glimpse at its gull-winged Alpha 5 EV rebirth

 

DeLorean plans to reveal the Alpha 5 to the public on its website tomorrow morning, but you can sign up now to receive a first look at its photographs and specifications. We’ll have to wait a little longer to see the car in action since DeLorean is planning to unveil the Alpha 5 on August 21st in Pebble Beach.

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