• Aug 21, 2007
You may remember a post we did back in January about the DeLorean Motor Company selling flux capacitors and hover conversion kits on its website. The fictional for-sale items were a joke that got a lot of attention for the Texas-based company that's been selling old DeLorean parts and making new ones since 1995. That business has been going like gangbusters, so much so that the company has announced that it plans to begin selling new DeLoreans next year for $57,500. They will be built by hand at the rate of one to two cars per month, and be nearly identical to the originals. The company will update the interior as well as provide stronger, more modern engines, and it may go further to address other shortcomings of John DeLorean's original design.

[Source: Jalopnik]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      You guys wanna know why I'm the biggest altima coupe fan there is? Check in the picture bellow the DeLorean's right door. Ahh the sexiest car I ever owned *Thumbs up*
      • 7 Years Ago
      Regarding the engine - and this comes straight off the new factory website - I was utterly shocked. If the site is wrong then I'd highly suggest someone fix the site fast otherwise "Houston, we have a problem!"

      The engine could be bullet proof and not made by the triad of bland as paste Volvo/Renault/Peugot of old but still what the heck is pathetic bhp at 197! Are you kidding me? The 2008 Honda Accord has the same for a base plus a 200 bhp option.

      http://www.delorean.com/newbuild.asp

      Why not supercharge it to give the would be buyers the ability to not look like they are in 1981 car handicaped by smog and cat converters? Amazing!!

      • 7 Years Ago
      The first item I ever post a tip for, about 2 weeks ago, and I don't even get credit. I'm hurt, guys.

      Okay, I'm over it.

      This is absolutely tempting enough that I just might have to invest in one of these. At this rate, I should be able to save up enough in, oh, say, 15 years or so.

      The question is, can anyone find any photos of the "updated" interior? And more importantly, is it updated with the time circuits?

      Actually, nevermind that, can they just make the doors seal properly so you don't get leaked on as much?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Bandit Trans Am? Nah. Now a perfect KITT recreation... that I could handle. Not without a healthy dose of sarcasm, however, because, well, taaaaaa-cky!

        I have a hard time taking the Bandit Trans Am seriously anymore. Here in Canada, Future Shop was running an ad recently that featured a short Asian fellow dressed up as a convincing Burt Reynolds impersonator. He pulls up in a cloud of screeching tires (in the appropriate Trans Am), and stalks into the store: "Who d'I tawk to bout gettin' The Burt in HD?" I giggled. EVERY TIME. Huge bonus points to Future Shop for finding an accurate Bandit TA though.

        When it comes down to it, though, Michael J. Fox (and/or Christopher Lloyd) trumps The Burt trumps The Hoff.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Hey don't forget the Mr Fusion.... I need one of those for my Ram
        • 7 Years Ago
        Must have been waiting on the official-official release then. The owner of the shop was on a local talk radio show 2 weeks ago and gave out most of these details.

        He went on to say they've contracted a company in Hollywood to create Back to the Future replicas.

        I think I'd rather have a Bandit TransAm myself.
      • 7 Years Ago
      what kind of powertrain is it to have? The old Renault V6 isn't made anymore is it?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I got the opportunity to meet a couple of the people behind the company a few months ago. They are really cool guys. If you think about it 57.5K for a hand built car is not bad. Take a look at what the custom cars from Europe cost. I hope they do well, because there is so many cars that the exterior looks sooooo good, but the interiors, safety, and other features are very dated. (Which I guess some manufacturers are doing (Mustang, Camaro, etc), but sometimes they COMPLETELY miss the mark (Charger, GTO))
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is GREAT news for all DeLorean fans!!! All 5 of them. woot!

      Can't wait spent $60k on a kitchen sink!
      • 7 Years Ago
      YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAA
      WHOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOHOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO
      HA HAAAA HA I'll definatly be waiting for this yeeeeaaah.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I seen a discover channel thing on this a long time ago, and a company were pumping these out at 20k with left over parts from the factory.

      Peugot v6? Stainless? I thought we were moving forward and not looking at the past.
        • 7 Years Ago
        As A Mutliple DeLorean Owner (8) I would say Every one can see a Vette Or Mustang when do you see a DeLorean? These cars are very Dependable & you can still get parts!!!!! I work on Deloreans that have sat untouched for 15 years by owners that thought they would just sit on them as money in the bank, but they don't store them right, I've work on DeLorean's since 1982 when I was Certified by DeLorean Motor Company Ireland. I buy old Deloreans restore them & sell them for about $25,500.00 to $35,000.00 I also have parts cars or cars that are not Repairable, to help with rebuilds.
        the new motor DMC Houston will be using will be EFI PVR v6 engines with a Blower on it as an Option.
        Thanks for your interest in Our Deloreans.
        Lawrence
        Lawrence's DeLorean Repair,Restoration & Service Dearborn Heights, Mi. 313-506-3786
      • 7 Years Ago
      It always has seemed like a great design, timeless. It still looks good.
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