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.