If you were looking for a rear-engine American sportscar in the early eighties but couldn’t get your hands on the ever popular DeLorean DMC-12 then good news for you because the iconic movie star will be returning to the production line for a very limited time and it won’t be cheap. The DMC-12 needs no introduction, especially for those who enjoyed the Back to the Future trilogy.
Back in 1995 the Texas based company was bought over by a British entrepreneur who retained the name and design rights. In this time, DeLorean has been assembling cars from parts leftover after the DMC-12’s run and made to order parts for existing owners. Now the company has decided to release 300 brand new models from the first quarter of 2017 with, initially, one production a month.
The reason for this decision is because of the Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015 which allows manufacturers in the States to replicate up to 325 models that are 25 years or older.
The DMC-12 will retain the classic Giugiaro design but it will be given a more beefy powerplant unlike the Renault sourced 97 kW 3,0-lire V6 used before. Rumours are circling around a 300 kW engine but nothing has been confirmed in that department as yet. Bigger wheels, brakes, an upgraded suspension and a revised interior will also be issued.
The DMC-12 will unfortunately only be sold in the United States with prices claimed to be set at $100 000 (We would add the exchange rate but by the time you read this it may have changed yet again).