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19 October 2011 @ 06:56 am
 
The Return Of The DeLorean - There's a new DeLorean DMC-12 coming out — or rather, there's a new version of the same stainless steel wedge of a sports car that became an icon (and perhaps the lone representative) of '80s cool. But it won't run on gas — it'll be electric.

It'll still have the stainless steel body, though the undercarriage has been redesigned to make it lighter. The first prototype's batteries will do 70-100 miles on a charge, and the second-gen proto is going for more more weight loss and more efficient batteries. DeLorean Motor Co. anticipates putting them on the market in 2013, for a retail price of around $90,000.

90k? Ouch. Well, there's still time to work on it.
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Mauler_mauler_ on October 19th, 2011 01:23 pm (UTC)
LOL That'll be a total waste of time at that price tag :S
sassy_54sassy_54 on October 19th, 2011 01:24 pm (UTC)
It would be so amazing to own a DeLorean! They were originally from Minnesota and we used to go to the dealership up in Duluth :)
Mauler: Mthulhu!! FLEE!! :O_mauler_ on October 19th, 2011 02:10 pm (UTC)
Actually DeLorian are an Irish company I think?
sassy_54sassy_54 on October 19th, 2011 02:16 pm (UTC)
You are absolutely right! I grew up being told they were build here :) Thanks for clearing that up!
Mauler_mauler_ on October 19th, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh, they were remanufactured (or assembled) in Texas from '95 onwards :]
Staxstaxxy on October 19th, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)
I think that is should have been released in 2015, but that's just me.
Mickt_o_e on October 21st, 2011 05:26 am (UTC)
The company was based in Belfast, which is technically part of the UK (though many Irish would disagree). The current company, which really has no relationship to the late John DeLorean, is based in Humble, TX.