Not every car becomes iconic. But the DeLorean DMC-12 made 40 years ago, was destined to make automotive history. And here helped not only the movie “Back to the Future”, where the car was remade by a scientist-genius and served as a time machine, but also a whole series of unique for that time design solutions. The release of the new car is timed to coincide with the anniversary of the original, and the developers promise to keep most of the familiar features in it.
If we start to get into it, there are a few things to know about the future novelty. Thus, the release of the new DeLorean will be engaged in a company that has no direct relation to DMC, which produced this car four decades ago. The fact is that the rights to the brand were bought by British Stephen Wynne in 1995. He started his business by restoring and selling cars to connoisseurs.
His company DeLorean Motor Compan, registered in Texas, even planned to produce sports cars, but because of difficulties with certification was forced to abandon this venture. However, the Low Volume Vehicle Manufacturing Act allows for some simplification of requirements. Now there’s hope for Wynn, and he plans to reintroduce his version of the DMC-12 with a new engine and suspension. Assuming 350-400 horsepower, this would be a sports car.