DeLorean unveils electric gullwing Alpha5

DeLorean unveils electric gullwing Alpha5

The DeLorean Motor Company has released the first full look at its battery-electric Alpha5 model, as well as the first technical specs for the gull-winged sports coupe, and there's some initial info on other models as well.

For example, the base performance model is said to offer a range of 300 miles (480 kilometers) with at least 100 kWh of battery capacity. Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) is quoted at 2.99 seconds and top speed at 155 mph (249 km/h), with a cW value of 0.23. DeLorean is not providing further details on the powertrain system at this time, such as details on the electric motors, drive power or charging capacity.

The body concept with the gullwing doors is of course inspired by the famous DeLorean DMC-12, but for the rest of the Alpha5 the designers (from Italdesign) have gone their own way. Instead of the emphatically angular design of the DMC-12, the Alpha5 wears modern, curved lines. Headlights and taillights are kept very narrow, there are some powerful beads and edges in the doors and fenders. Only the roofline in the side view still reminds a little of the DMC-12 - it is still a coupe with a special door concept after all.

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Inside, there are even two individual seats in the rear, which are also accessible via the large door openings. This is made possible thanks to the exterior length of just under five metres. For the operating concept, DeLorean has chosen the path via the now standard touchscreens.

The DeLorean Alpha5 is scheduled to go into production in Italy in 2024 - but only 88 examples. DeLorean is planning other models for the future, including a battery-powered sedan and a hydrogen SUV. More details on the DeLorean Alpha5 will likely be available in August, when the vehicle is scheduled to go on public display for the first time at Pebble Beach.