Unpainted stainless steel body. Gull-wing doors. Plutonium-powered time-travel capabilities. Yes, it’s the DeLorean.
Despite its many troubled years, the DeLorean has left its mark in automotive history, and it even turned into a pop-culture icon after the Back to the Future film franchise.
Now, folks, it’s getting resurrected to claim its place in the world of EVs.
The Future was never promised. Reimagine today.
Sign up for the premiere of the DeLorean in 2022.
— DeLorean Motor Company (@deloreanmotorco) February 13, 2022
If this tweet hasn’t satiated your curiosity or excitement, I feel you. The short teaser video only gives us a few hints about what to expect:
- It’s going to be called “DeloreanEVolved” — an expected, but cool name.
- It’s going to be a luxury EV.
- We’re going to see it this year (oh, boy!).
- The gull-wing doors are staying. Can I get a “HELL YEAH?”
Plus, we know that the company will start building the vehicle at its new global headquarters in Texas.
The DeLorean’s comeback has made me think of two things: first, I want to rewatch Back to the Future, and second, I want MORE classic cars electrically revived.
So, with that in mind, here are my picks for the cars begging for an electric resurrection:
The 1950s Isetta
The current Microlino 2.0 bears an uncanny resemblance to the Isetta (and will soon hit the European streets), but I simply want the ULTRA-CUTE original brought back to life.
The 1982 Dodge Rampage
A pick-up truck with a cool convertible vibe? I’m sold.
The 1972 Reliant Regal Supervan III
Yes, I know, it’s the weird three-wheeler from Only Fools and Horses, but why should Back to the Future have all the fun?
The 1970s Opel Manta
Okay, Opel has already built its electric version, the Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD. The problem is, it’s just a showcase concept car — and that ISN’T ENOUGH.
The 1980 TVR Tasmin
Its front kinda looks like Donald Duck’s beak, but the TVR Tasmin was an impressive machine for its time. With a powerful engine capable of going 0-60mph in just five seconds, it’s the sort of car David Hasselhoff would solve crimes in.
Are there any classic cars you’d like to see electrified? Then let us know — and we’ll feature the best in a follow-up story. You can email me or tweet us right here.
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