The DeLorean going back into production for 2013 with an electric motor


Contrary to Doc Brown’s famous lines in Back to the Future II, the next version of the DeLorean still needs roads  — but it doesn’t need gasoline.

The DMC Delorean, the iconic time-traveling car with gull-winged doors that was made popular due to the 80’s Back to the Future film Trilogy, is scheduled to go back into production 2013 with a new electric motor, reports Digital Trends.

Texas-based motor company is teaming up with startup Epic EV for the new line. The car’s V6 engine will be replaced with an electric motor  — made by a battery systems company named Flux Power (yes, that’s really the company’s name) — that has 260 hp and a range of 70 to 100 miles. The car will reach 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 125 mph.

I have no idea what a car like this would retail for, but I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I want one.