New electric DeLorean DMC-12 coming in 2013
The modern DeLorean Motor Company founded by Stephen Wynne began offering new DMC-12 models in 2008 built with major components from the original build run in the 1980s. Even though these vehicles are newly built with previously unused parts, the fact that Wynne’s company carries the original frame and VIN numbers causes them to be titled as new 1982 models. However, with the introduction of the 2013 DeLorean DMC-12 Electric it will mark the first time that the modern DeLorean brand has made any real changes from John DeLorean’s original vision – with technology like improved stereo systems notwithstanding.
The DeLorean DMC-12 was a truly unique design and if not for the weak Renault engine and some quality control issues, John’s dream gullwing-equipped supercar would have stood a far better chance against the sports cars of its day. Even though the rep for performance was not there with the DMC-12, it is still recognized as being a truly visionary approach to automotive design so it makes perfect sense that we would see a modern DeLorean with an innovative electric drivetrain.