“Back to the future”
More prestige for DeLorean with Alpha5
6/5/2022 3:14 PM
After DeLorean could already register with the new version of the DMC-12, the company now wants to put its own car under the label. A seagull named Alpha5 is based on his legendary role model, but clearly defines his own dialects.
The DeLorean auto brand, revived years ago, has revealed its first new model with the Alpha5. The comeback car has quite a bit in common with the DMC-12 from the 1980s, which achieved cult status thanks to the Hollywood movie “Back to the Future”. The Alpha5, announced for 2024 and limited to 88 copies, is supposed to be the start of the entire DeLorean model family.
Like the DMC-12, Italdesign designed the design of the Alpha5. As a reference to the original Delorean, the Italians chose gullwing doors and hatchbacks with a rear window hood. Otherwise, the five-meter-long four-seater eschews retro elements. Instead, the model features an elegant Gran Turismo design that conveys a futuristic impression with the help of elaborate staged LED lighting.
480 kilometers and 250 kilometers per hour at a speed
Of course, the Alpha5 drives purely electric. However, DeLorean does not provide accurate information about the drive. The aerodynamic Stromer should sprint to 100 km/h in about three seconds and have a top speed of 250 km/h. With a battery with a capacity of more than 100 kWh, a range of over 480 kilometers is supposed to be possible according to practical EPA measurements.
The removal of the B-pillars creates a generous entry into the Alpha5’s four single seats. The pilot finds himself in front of the cockpit with almost no buttons or switches. Behind the steering wheel there is a large display of driving information, and in the center console there is a large touch screen that serves as an interface for the infotainment system and many of the car’s functions.
Pricing for Alpha5 has not yet been announced. They are supposed to exceed €150,000, because after all, according to DeLorean, it is a flagship model that should give the car brand more prestige. The Alpha5 will later be followed by a sports coupe with a V8 engine, a battery-powered sedan and an SUV with a fuel cell engine.