DeLorean Motors shows off Alpha 5 EV at Pebble Peach; hits the road in 2024
After showing the first official images in late May, DeLorean has officially shown its new Alpha5 on the public stage at this year's Pebble Beach Automotive Week.
DeLorean says their new stylish coupe was inspired by the DNA of its famous predecessors, the DMC-12 and DMC-24. The DMC-12 is most famous for its cinematic appearances in the Back to the Future film series led by Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.
The Alpha5 was penned by Italdesign, the iconic design firm co-founded by legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro; famous for stylish cars like the BMW M1, Maserati Bora, and Volkswagen Scirocco. The all-electric, 2+2 vehicle maintains the signature gullwing doors, classic rear louvers, and three-layered taillights; albeit in a more futuristic interpretation.
DeLorean says that it took about four decades to design and develop the new Alpha5. Its generational predecessors include the Alpha2 roadster from 1996, the Alpha3 luxury sedan in 2006, and the Alpha 4 hydrogen fuel-cell SUV in 2013.
"Our goal was to bridge the gap between the past and the future, so we produced extensions of the DMC-12 that would have been icons in their time to create the next generation of vehicles, starting with the Alpha5," said Joost de Vries, chief executive officer of DeLorean Motors Reimagined.
DeLorean says the Alpha5 can go from 0-97 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and can hit an electronically-limited top speed of 241 km/h. It also has a 100 kWh lithium-ion battery which allows the EV to have an estimated range of 483 km on a single charge.
The company says, the vehicle’s interior design and high-performance technology are human-centered and create an environment that engages the driver and the passion for the drive, including enhancing the driver’s connection with loved ones.
"As one of the premier events in the world, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is an important steppingstone in the future of DeLorean Motors Reimagined, and we are grateful to be a part of this year’s event to showcase the Alpha5 and its predecessors," added Troy Beetz, chief marketing officer of DeLorean Motors Reimagined.
A flux capacity is neither standard nor available as an option, so you count out time travel, but the car can do nearly double the 88mph of Doc and Marty's DMC-12. Pricing has not been revealed but deliveries for the 88 limited units will commence in 2024.