The Alpha5 is an electric 2+2 coupe inspired by the 80s DMC-12
DeLorean says this car will have a 300-mile (482-kilometre) range
Only 88 units will be made to commemorate the Back to the Future movies
Like many other small luxury automakers, DeLorean chose Pebble Beach to officially launch the electric Alpha5, its first model.
The Alpha5 is a reimagined version of the DMC-12 of the 80s, made famous by the Back to the Future movies.
Unlike the original car, the Alpha5 is a sleek 2+2 coupe that will offer a high level of electric performance. Another difference is the lack of brushed metal bodywork, but the gull-wing doors of the 80s car are present on the new model.
According to DeLorean, the Alpha5 will use a 100-kWh battery in order to deliver a range of 300 miles (482 kilometres) and a level of performance that will make it compete with some of the fastest electric vehicles on the market.
Indeed, the company announced a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h) and an acceleration time of only 2.99 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h). DeLorean has not yet specified the number of motors or their output, however, saying simply that the Alfa5 will be all-wheel drive, which suggests it will have at least two electric motors.
This model will be offered for sale starting in 2024 but the company hasn’t talked about pricing as of now. This model will probably be quite expensive since it will be a very limited model, with production only set for 88 units.
This number is a nod to the Back to the Future movies, in which the original DeLorean had to drive at 88 mph (142 km/h) to travel through time.
In order to have something else to offer once all of the units of the Alfa5 have found buyers, DeLorean presented three more concepts that could reach production in the future.
These concepts are meant to fill in the historical gap between the DMC-12 of 1981 and the Alfa5 of 2022. This is why the Alfa2 roadster represents 1996, the Alfa3 sedan represents 2006, and the Alfa4 hydrogen-powered SUV represents 2013.
More details about the Alfa5 are expected ahead of the first deliveries in 2024 and until then, the company could announce a new production model, possibly based on one of the new concepts.