Connect with us

Auto

DeLorean Alpha5 EV for the Future: What to Expect?

Published

on

DeLorean Alpha5 EV for the Future - What to Expect_

On January 21, 1981, John DeLorean hosted a press event in New York City to announce that he was starting his own company and would build a sports car. The stainless steel-clad coupe became famous for its appearance in Back to the Future as a time machine, but it also managed an impressive production run of just under 10,000 cars before going out of business three years later. Fast forward nearly 40 years, and two people connected with the original DMC-12 have unveiled their own take on the “DeLorean,” this time a 1,000-horsepower electric gullwing called Alpha5.

The DeLorean Alpha5 is a four-seat gullwing electric coupe. It’s the first car to be designed, engineered, and built by the original DeLorean Motor Company since 1981, when the automaker went bankrupt after producing only 9,000 cars.

The car is called the Alpha5 because it is modeled on DMC’s “Project Alpha,” an all-electric concept unveiled in 2003. The original design was penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro the same man behind both Lamborghinis and Maseratis and featured gullwing doors that opened upward instead of side-to-side like most other cars at that time (or any other time).

DeLorean Unveiled a New 1,000-Horsepower Gullwing Electric Vehicle Called the Alpha5

The Alpha5 does not look that different from its predecessor, but it is more powerful. The Alpha5 was revealed at this year’s New York Auto Show and will be sold for $150 million dollars. The price may seem exorbitant for many people, but for others, it is worth every penny to drive around in a vehicle that looks like something out of Back to the Future II or III.

The Alpha5 Looks Like an Evolution of the DMC-12

The DeLorean Alpha5 is a 4-seat gullwing electric vehicle. It’s an evolution of the DMC-12, with more power and better aerodynamics, but still looks like a DeLorean. The exterior is mostly the same as its predecessor but has been improved to be smaller and lighter than its ancestor. The only major difference you can see from the outside are some subtle changes in the front fascia, which now have LED lights that illuminate when you turn on your headlights or blinkers on either side of your car (these are optional).

The car also has wider wheels than before with 17 inches instead of 15 inches and they come wrapped in grippy tires for superior traction on both paved roads and dirt paths alike. DeLoreans Alpha5 will come equipped with 4 seats instead of 2 seats. Now everyone can enjoy riding along with their friends or family members while enjoying all these vehicles have to offer.

The Alpha5’s Design Follows in the Footsteps of the DMC-12 in Many Ways

The Alpha5 is a low-slung, angular coupe with sculpted lines and gullwing doors. The Alpha5’s design follows in the footsteps of the DMC-12 in many ways. In fact, the Alpha5 looks more like a modernized version of the original DeLorean than any car that has come before it. However, unlike some modern remakes of classic cars (such as the Ford GT), this isn’t a radical departure from its predecessors; instead, it’s a perfect blend of old and new styles that retains all of its unique qualities while adding some new ones to make it appealing to both diehard fans and newcomers alike.

The Alpha5’s Interior is a Blend of Retro Shapes and Modern Technology and Materials

DeLorean Alpha5 EV Interior

(Image Credit: Reddit)

The steering wheel, shifter, center console, and dashboard all look like they could have come straight out of a DeLorean Motor Company factory in 1981 (or even earlier), but the rest of the dash is made from carbon fiber, the same material used in Formula 1 race cars.

The seats are covered with leather from Japan’s Nara Tanning Co., which specializes in vegetable-tanned leather with deep colors that get better with age. The seats also feature high-performance foam for long-haul comfort, since you’re likely to spend many hours driving this gullwing-style EV on superfast highways or back country roads alike.

Speed of the Alpha5

With just 1,000 horsepower (746 kilowatts) the vehicle should be fast but if you call that “slow” then you’ll have to wait for even better derivatives. One will be a 2,200-horsepower model that can do 0-60 miles per hour (0-96 kilometers per hour) in under 2 seconds.

It’s not like DeLorean has been sitting around doing nothing since its last car was released back in 1981; it builds all sorts of products including heavy machinery and drone parts. But this is the first time they’ve made an actual car since then, so we’re pretty excited to see what it can do on the road.

The Alpha5 is not like any other car on the road; there’s no analog for DeLoreans out there. In fact, this particular model is an Alpha5 four-door convertible with four seats, instead of two seats or three seats as per original specifications.

Final Wrap Up

This is a car that reminds us of the good old days and how far we have come. It is a great tribute to John DeLorean and his vision for the future. It is a great sports car-styled design. The EV will be a great drive and we encourage you to try it out.

Kevin Afoma Onwuagbanusi is a freelance writer and a graduate of Mechanical Engineering (BEng.) and Masters in Accounting (MSc) with 8+ years of experience writing across several niches, with a remarkable likeness to crypto, and personal finances, automotive, games, and technology.