The nostalgic DeLorean brand is back in the industry with its first Alpha5 EV with 300 miles of range. Reports say the car after the EV could come with a hybrid powertrain paired with a Renault-sourced V6 engine. The imagined Alpha2 is inspired by the original DMC-12 with its 130-hp engine.
The Alpha2 Concept:
The DeLorean Alpha2 was unveiled in July. A low-slung coupe featuring a curvy design packs a glorious V8 inside. Following the unveiling, there have been numerous requests from potential buyers to see a production-spec Alpha2 on road. According to TopGear, DeLorean boss Joost de Vries might want to build a small batch with a road-legal Alpha2. “Alpha2 was born out of a DeLorean project called the DMC-24 that was never in production, he added.
It’s an open-top coupe Barchetta, V8-powered, and it was the logical evolution to the DMC-12.” Joost further explains that they have considered the Italdesign to draw the sports car with inspiration from the 1990s model. The upcoming DeLorean Alpha2 will be an inspiration from the past and dazzle with a modern touch to complete its charm.
The company also revealed the DeLorean Alpha3 and Alpha4 concepts alongside the Alpha2 concept. The Alpha3 and Alpha4 concepts date back to the 2000s and 2013 with a hydrogen powertrain. We hoped the DeLorean Alpha2 along with these fictional concepts would make it into production. We’re still waiting that one day it would happen.
The upcoming Alpha5 will go on sale in 2024 and will feature an aerodynamic design with its 0.23 drag coefficient and huge gullwing doors. DMC will take only 88 examples as a tribute to the original DMC-12 that made the Back to the Future franchise. The EV will feature an all-wheel drive drivetrain with its 100-kWh battery pack inside. The DMC Alpha5 will be able to go from 0-60 mph in under 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. According to some leaks and rumors, the Alpha5 will cost around $100,000.