Great Scott! DMC announces all-electric DeLorean for 2013

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Given the car’s iconic classic/futuristic status, it’s no surprise that the DeLorean DMC-12 is a popular car forDIY electric car conversions. That an honest-to-goodness official DeLorean EV is coming from Humble, Texas’ reborn DeLorean Motor Company itself, though? That we did not see coming. It makes sense, though. If you’re gonna build a time machine electric car, why not do it with some style?

As someone who has actually owned a Delorean I have to say it was certainly one of the most fun cars I’d ever owned and it was quite popular in the Seattle area in 1992 as it made it’s way down the ever popular U dub’s Ave…

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Announced Friday night at the DMC Texas Open House, DMC said it plans to work with electric car startup Epic EV to get an all-electric DMC-12 into production by 2013. Epic is the company started by Aptera co-founder Chris Anthony that is working on the Torq and Amp vehicles (and some rather clever videos). Early reports say the Electric DeLorean will have a maximum speed of 125 miles per hour and offer 260 horsepower for something like $90,000-100,000. The gullwing doors should remain, but we’re not sure where the motor will go (the original DeLorean used a rear-mounted engine), let alone the battery pack. This isn’t the first time a DeLorean with an alternative powertrain has been talked about. Before his death in 2005, John DeLorean hinted that a hydraulic hybrid drivetrain might find a home in a relaunched DMC-12. That never happened, of course.

Specific technical details on the upcoming DeLorean Electric are sparse, but we’re pretty sure it will be able to recharge its 1.21 gigawatt-hour battery instantly when connected to the right power source. You know, until the inevitable Mr. Fusion model gets the green light.

Get out your lightning rods and Sony Walkmans, this is going to be fun to watch.

 

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Shawnae Belvedere Back To The Future – On The Set Video

Shawnae Belvedere Back To The Future Delorean

This past year the Divas got the rare opportunity to shoot with some of the most iconic vehicles in movie history. High Speed Diva Shawnae Belvedere drew the Delorean from Back To The Future! It’s certainly not everyday that the opportunity comes up for a shoot like this; and of course we jumped at it. See Photos and video after the jump!

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Diva Of The Week 02-14-11 Shawnae Belvedere

High Speed Diva Shawnae Belvedere - Photo By DJ Foothill

Model: Shawnae Belvedere @ShawnaeB
Appears in several issues of High Speed Magazine through 2009 & 2010

Website: Twitter

Stylist: Tricia James @GrusomeBeauty

Photo By: DJ Foothill @DJTalStudio
Back To The Future Delorean Courtesy: JRyan & Star Cars

Hair Blonde
Eyes Seafoam Green
Height 5′ 1″
Weight 100 lbs
Measurements 34D – 27 – 34
Ethnicity White Girl

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