2025 DeLorean Alpha5

2025 DeLorean Alpha5

Your eyes do not deceive you. What you’re seeing here is an electric vehicle concept designed and slated to be produced under the name of one of the most iconic (and arguably infamous) brands in automotive history.

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The first DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) was founded in 1975 by former General Motors executive John DeLorean. The only vehicle the company produced was a sporty, two-door, two-seat coupe with brushed stainless-steel body panels and gullwing doors. Though the firm went bust in 1982 after producing roughly 9,000 cars, its iconic shape and likeness re-entered the public consciousness following its starring role in the film Back to the Future.

A new but unrelated DeLorean Motor Company came into being in 1995. It was started as a repository for the maintenance and restoration of the original cars. It even went as far as to acquire all of the defunct manufacturer’s new old stock parts along with the tooling and designs so they could remake components that were otherwise no longer available.

2025 DeLorean Alpha5

2025 DeLorean Alpha5

The current DMC had plans to build electric DeLoreans as far back as 2011, but due to regulatory and other issues, those projects never got off the ground. The Alpha5, however, looks like it has the biggest chance at seeing full production. Like its namesake predecessor, the electric car is a coupe with two gullwing doors and black louvers that stretch across the rear glass.

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2025 DeLorean Alpha5

2025 DeLorean Alpha5

That’s about where the similarities end. The Alpha5 lacks its predecessor’s bare stainless steel body, but it will have a back seat. The company is targeting a 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack that should be good for 300 miles or more of driving range. Zero-60-mph acceleration is projected at a shade less than 3 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.

The company plans to build a total of 9,351 Alpha5s over the course of a six-year run. That number is an homage to the unconfirmed total of 9,350 original DeLorean vehicles that were built in the 1980s. Reservations are being accepted now, but the process looks rather convoluted, with much of it based around blockchain/cryptocurrency technology. Buyers will need to sign up for the company’s “Alphas Club” program for $88 (another homage, this time to Back to the Future), then pay two deposits totaling $7,500, both of which are non-refundable.

If the Alpha5 actually does enter production, the company says deliveries won’t take place “before late 2024.” We would also expect final pricing to be well north of $100,000.

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CG Says:

 We respect the DeLorean Motor Company for providing the parts and expertise that help keep the iconic 80s cars running to this day. The Alpha5, however, should be viewed with a more critical lens. While a couple concept cars were shown to the press and public late last year, this is still going to be a massive undertaking. The use of blockchain tech for the preorder system and that deposits are non-refundable has us raising our eyebrows, too. Even the most die-hard DeLorean fans should be very cautious.

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2025 DeLorean Alpha5

2025 DeLorean Alpha5

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