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DeLorean Motor Company Pontiac Solstice renderings – Click above for high-res image gallery

General Motors has made a science out of sharing platforms. So when the company's Kappa platform was introduced for a new rear-drive roadster to be distributed across three different motor divisions, you'd have figured the program was pretty safe, right? Unfortunately for the workers at the Wilmington Assembly Plant which manufactured the Kappa roadsters, those three divisions were Pontiac, Saturn and Opel – three units which the General has either sold or shut down. Which is a shame, because a perfectly good rear-drive roadster platform is a heck of a thing to waste.

In one of the strangest rumors we've heard recently, however, our compatriots over at Jalopnik report that the DeLorean Motor Company (yes, that DeLorean Motor Company) is considering buying the plant and the platform from GM and putting it back into production as a new DMC.

The company's current management is speculating whether their founder, who had a long history with Pontiac, would have tried to save the dying motor division, and are reportedly encouraged by the prospect of putting the Willmington workforce back to work. At this point, there's no telling how realistic the prospects are – after all, today's DMC does little more than service the old DeLoreans and word 'round Detroit was that the Kappas were notoriously costly to build and something of a money pit.

Either way, the company has reportedly acquired a Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe for closer consideration. And we're sure there's an aftermarket garage out there somewhere that could outfit the coupe with gullwing doors...and who knows, maybe even a little Mr. Fusion for flex-fuel capacity.

[Sources: Jalopnik and Facebook]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Delorean,,,,How creative John Delorean was,,,,,Financed the original with cocaine,,,,What this time?? Faux phone cards,,,,,
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love the look of the new version of this car. I just hope I can afford when the time comes. Usually it is priced for the very wealthy.
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        This is heavy.
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        "No wonder this circuit failed. It says 'Made in Japan!'"
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        my density has bought us together
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        That's about as funny as a screen door on a battle ship.
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        Now make like a tree, and get outa here!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Weight has nothing to do with it!
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      I'm just glad I'm not a shareholder in any company that makes business decisions by trying to divine what their dead founder would have done. Yikes.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ugh, that rendering doesn't look like they'd be saving anything.
      • 5 Years Ago
      just don't drive it at 88mph..
      mike jones
      • 5 Years Ago
      put an LS3 in that puppy and i'll buy one in a minute.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i thought where they were going they don't need roads.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yea, but is there enough room for a flux capacitor?
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      two different companies what appears to be the same product information (Delorean)

      one is bankrupt (AMC)

      one is deriving business off of the stainless steel gullwings and modifications (DMC)

      • 5 Years Ago
      There's that word again; "heavy". Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the earth's gravitational pull?
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