2024 DeLorean Alpha5: Motors, Power, Price, On-Sale Date, and More $145,000
DeLorean is back with grand plans for a bright future.
Aug 2, 2022
WHAT IT IS: In spring 2022, DeLorean Motor Company released a teaser shot of its upcoming EV sedan, and you might have wondered exactly what year you were in when you absorbed that news. The DeLorean run by the late John Z. is long gone, but its spirit, if not look, lives on in the Alpha5 sedan concept. The Alpha5 is a product of DeLorean Reimagined LLC, headed by auto industry veterans Joost de Vries and Troy Beetz, and penned by ItalDesign—whose founder, Giorgetto Giugiaro, created the original DeLorean DMC-12’s origami form.
WHY IT MATTERS: The DeLorean name is recognized mostly for being a part of Americana rather than ever having been on a vehicle of marketplace significance. But the original DMC-12 has maintained a loyal following for decades, thanks in no small part to the Back to the Future movie franchise. Stephen Wynn, who has catered to that crowd by running the Classic DMC business near Houston since the mid-1990s, continues in that role. However, the Alpha5 business is a separate project headed by de Vries and backed by CMO Beetz. They plan to set up a new corporate HQ in the San Antonio area as they look to enter the EV space and leverage the DeLorean name.
PLATFORM AND POWERTRAIN: Alpha5 details are sparse, but its massive gullwing doors recall the original DMC-12 and the Tesla Model X. They provide a huge portal to the four-place interior, which has a clean look reminiscent of other American EVs. The initial official images of this future vehicle are paired to ambitious numbers, including a sub-3.0-second sprint to 60 mph and a range exceeding 300 miles from a 100-plus-kWh battery. There had to be a Back to the Future nod in there somewhere, so there’s also an estimated run from 0 to 88 mph in a claimed 4.4 seconds. The new company plans to reveal more info and have an Alpha5 on hand during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August.
ESTIMATED PRICE: $145,000
ESTIMATED ON-SALE DATE: 2024
|Manufacturer||Italdesign Giugiaro in contract with DeLorean Motor Company|
|Production||2024 (to commence; 9,531 units)|
|Assembly||Turin, Italy (Italdesign Giugiaro)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door 2+2 coupe|
|Range||300 miles (480 km)|
|Predecessor||DMC DeLorean (spiritual)|
The DeLorean Alpha5 is an upcoming battery electric sports car produced by Italdesign Giugiaro for the American DeLorean Motor Company. It will go from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) in 2.99 seconds, 0 to 88 mph (0 to 142 km/h) in an estimated 4.35 seconds and have a projected top speed of 155 mph (249 km/h).
The Alpha5 harkens back to its predecessor with its louvered rear window and gullwing doors. It is designed by Italdesign. It offers a full-width light strip on the back, and the DeLorean logo is also illuminated. While no DeLorean factory has been selected, the company announced that only 9,531 of the Alpha5 will be made, just one more than DMC built of the original DeLorean however in March 2023, the production estimated was reduced by half to about 4,000 units. CNET estimates a price around $125,000. The first concept car was revealed on August 29, 2022. The company expects those cars to be in production some time in 2024.