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Texas-based DeLorean Motor Company is looking to redefine the iconic DMC-12 conceived by John Z. DeLorean over 3 decades ago. While its pop-culture status as the "Back to the Future car" will never change, the DMC-12's reputation for surprisingly poor performance can certainly be addressed. With some help from Epic EV, the folks at DeLorean have swapped the car's original 130 hp V6 for an all-electric powertrain that produces 260 max hp and is reported to go from 0-60 mph in under 5 seconds. That's certainly one way to transport the stainless steel, gull-winged wonder from the past into the future.
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ailramas

Who cares about 0-60 in 5 seconds, I just want to know how fast I can get to 88mph!!

July 07 2012 at 12:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
slamndoz

If I had the money...I wouldn"t spend 90 to 100 thousand dollars on that ugly, slow, piece of sh*t...the only cool thing about it is the doors...

January 21 2012 at 7:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
vonberge1

I would love to work on this project. I think the fiberglass vaccume bagging is a great idea.

January 21 2012 at 7:27 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Gail

If the Corvette ZO6 is not a sports car, than nothing is. Sleek styling, supurb handling, tremendous power, and can run with the big boys anyday of the week. Detroit does know how to do it, and do it in style.

January 21 2012 at 7:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John

WAIT.. did he realy say that America DOSE'T realy have a sports car??.. umm Mustang-Charger-Camaro..shall I contunue?? lol

January 21 2012 at 6:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
3 replies to John's comment
snorinlorin

I wonder how long it will be before Exxon/Mobil buys them out, and the cars are destroyed.

January 21 2012 at 5:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lloydduckworth

They should make the new 2012 models with a reliable petrol engine rather than making a battery engine for it, if the idea of a battery driven DeLorean fails then they will probably go out of business like before

January 21 2012 at 5:44 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
liz69eliz69

i say, stick with the american sports cars there faster and they go further

January 21 2012 at 5:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
swanderman

1. He says .."there is no American sports car company." Is the Corvette not the American sports can icon ?
2. They're not going to change the body, only interior ? Man that body design is so dated, you sure ain't gonna sell many at $100k a pop. It's ugly by today's standards.

January 21 2012 at 4:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wiccadways

I was gonna ask if they perfected the flux capacitor yet, but then this thing probably won't do 88 anyway...

January 21 2012 at 4:28 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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