The DeLorean Motor Company has shared the first photos of its all-new EV, the Alpha 5, offering an early look at the modern replacement for its classic stainless-steel paneled, gullwing-doored sports car made famous by the Back to the Future film trilogy. The images reveal a radically different design that appears to have little in common with the aesthetics of its 1980 predecessor, leaning more toward the “Medusa” sedan concept that DeLorean had been developing before it went bankrupt in 1982. A press release promoting the launch of the new DeLorean website can confirm that the vehicle will feature a range of over 300 miles thanks to what is planned to be a 100+ kWh battery, as well as top speeds of 155 MPH. The Alpha5 is expected to be in the $175,000 range when it releases in the coming years.
“The Alpha5 is a representation of the past 40 years of DeLorean,” said Troy Beetz, Chief Marketing Officer of DeLorean Motor Company. “There was this enormous responsibility to make sure we honored the history of the DeLorean brand, but an even greater responsibility in curating its future…I think we did both with the Alpha5.”
Gallery photos explore the coupe’s exterior and interior, revealing sleek lines, classic louvers, and DeLorean’s iconic gull-wing doors. Images and accompanying details of the vehicle shed light on the dimensions of the car, two of its exterior paint colors, including a launch edition debuting at the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance in August, and the long-awaited specs. Estimated specifications include a range of 300+ miles, a battery of 100+kWh, and electronically limited top speeds of 155 mph.